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The Nuttall Encyclopedia

Greek Fire

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A combustible of highly inflammable quality, but of uncertain composition, used by the Greeks of the Byzantine Empire against the Saracens; a source of great terror to those who were assailed by it, as it was difficult to extinguish, so difficult that it was said to burn under water.


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Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Greek Fire'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/nut/g/greek-fire.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.

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