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firework

a device, such as a Catherine wheel, Roman candle, or rocket, in which combustible materials are ignited and produce coloured flames, sparks, and smoke, sometimes accompanied by bangs
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So at the end of the King's garden a great stand had been set up, and as soon as the Royal Pyrotechnist had put everything in its proper place, the fireworks began to talk to each other.
Let the fireworks begin," said the King; and the Royal Pyrotechnist made a low bow, and marched down to the end of the garden.
I could not deceive such trusting simplicity, so I said it was a mistake; that when my fireworks killed at all, they killed instantly; no, the men would not die, there was something wrong about my apparatus, I couldn't tell what; but we must hurry and get away, for those people would attack us again, in a minute.
Old Fireworks, Sir; by which, I've no doubt, they meant you, Sir.
Barbicane had accordingly supplied himself with these fireworks, enclosed in little steel guns, which could be screwed on to the base of the projectile.
It is handy, and our fireworks will show off well from here.
At the sound of the fireworks the carriages instantly broke ranks, and retired by the adjacent streets.
Then the fireworks became erratic, and soon they ceased altogether, and the rest of the journey was made almost in darkness, the mountain being a great shadow behind them, and bushes and trees little shadows which threw darkness across the road.
Rowena went out in the backyard after supper to see the fireworks and fell down the well and got drowned.
Durant, vice-president of the road, stopped at this point; cheers were given, the Sioux and Pawnees performed an imitation Indian battle, fireworks were let off, and the first number of the Railway Pioneer was printed by a press brought on the train.
There will be money, festivities, and fireworks -- everybody will be delighted.
ONLY adults should deal with setting up firework displays, the lighting of fireworks and the safe disposal of fireworks once they have been used.