Definition of firefang 

: to become overheated, excessively dry, and damaged as a result of slow oxidative decomposition of organic matter used especially of manure or grain

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History and Etymology for firefang

from obsolete English firefang, verb transitive, to singe, scorch, from fire entry 1 + fang entry 1

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occurring twice a year or every two years

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