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The round-up We learn in an aside of a dowdy but somehow elegant district visitor coming to the house of Madame Breda in Palmyra Square, befriending the maid but being warned off by her mistress.

compounding her distress is bad news from Rose: the company is going under because GAW's

Tinniswood, 42 43. The neighbours tried to help douse the fire; after an hour the parish constables arrived and judged that the adjoining houses had better be demolished to prevent further spread.

He positioned part of his command at Guard Hill, while the Confederates ran forward to douse the flames, saving the bridges.

The event would end with Gleisner calling in men in white coats to douse Molloy and the news desk with fire extinguishers.

As biographer Graham Robb writes: "It was typical of Balzac to douse a fire with petrol." It is believed to have been a chemical fire, as the ship's crew reported that when they attempted to douse the tarpaulin-covered truck with water the ferocity of the fire increased.

Later Harry casts this spell in an attempt to create water for Dumbledore to drink after taking Voldemort's potion HBP Ch.26 and then to douse Hagrid's hut after it is set on fire later.

The zombie swarm kills Bart and traps the others in the generator compartment, where they douse the zombies with gasoline and set them ablaze.

The United States Coast Guard closed off the river in the area, and a firefighting tug boat was used to douse the resulting fire from the river while a helicopter was used to search the river for anyone who may have been thrown into it by the blast.

However, large fires are often of such a size that no conceivable firefighting service could attempt to douse the whole fire directly, and so alternative techniques are used.

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