One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A firefighter.‘there's always a firie nearby to rescue you or your house from flames’
- ‘Obviously the young firie showed some promise, as he became captain in 1976 and has held the position ever since.’
- ‘Note the firie up the ladder in the shop.’
- ‘On the plus side, the temperaments and personalities of the 'firies' are starkly highlighted (no heroics, only teamwork is tolerated), as are current firefighting and rescue tactics.’
- ‘When they saw the fire in the windows, Mr Hunt called the firies and Mr Bailey knocked down the back door so he could reach the flames.’
- ‘I am not questioning the integrity nor the bravery of the NSW "firie", but let's be honest.’
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