Conflagration  

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Awful conflagration of the steam boat Lexington in Long Island Sound on Monday eveg., January 13th 1840, by which melancholy occurence; over 100 persons perished.  Courier lithograph documenting a news event, published three days after the disaster.
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Awful conflagration of the steam boat Lexington in Long Island Sound on Monday eveg., January 13th 1840, by which melancholy occurence; over 100 persons perished. Courier lithograph documenting a news event, published three days after the disaster.

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Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel
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  1. A large fire extending to many objects, or over a large space; a general burning.
    The conflagration took sixty firefighters to put it out.

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