jack-o'-lantern


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jack-o'-lantern,

common name for the mushroommushroom,
type of basidium fungus characterized by spore-bearing gills on the underside of the umbrella- or cone-shaped cap. The name toadstool is popularly reserved for inedible or poisonous mushrooms, but this classification has no scientific basis.
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 species Clitocybe illudens.
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HALLOWEEN | PUMPKINS | JACK-O'-LANTERNS | MISFITS | DIFFERENCES
Claudia daughter's burst into The Good Housekeeping probe followed a 2014 Halloween costume fire in which Strictly Come Dancing presenter Claudia Winkleman saw her daughter's witches outfit burst into flames as she brushed past a jack-o'-lantern pumpkin lit by a candle.
Similar to jack-o'-lantern varieties, oilseed pumpkins have fairly thin walls and bland or delicately flavored, slightly stringy flesh.
To avoid fires, anyone with a jack-o'-lantern should use small flashlights or disposable light sticks in place of candles, police say.
And it isn't as hard as you think to create a jack-o'-lantern.
They're scattered across the prime-time schedule like missing teeth in a jack-o'-lantern's crooked grin--dead spots where nothing seems to prosper.
What about saving money on Jack-o'-lantern, "A pumpkin may be useful, but turnips are cheaper, and melons can work well too.
You can go pumpkin bowling in Keene, New Hampshire, or bring a jack-o'-lantern to help set the world record for the most lit pumpkins!
When carving a jack-o'-lantern, save the pumpkin seeds to roast.
In order to give the students an idea of how to begin drawing, I modeled a horizontal composition on the dry-erase board, beginning with the large, round contours of the jack-o'-lantern near the middle of my paper.
Use soy tea lights to illuminate your jack-o'-lantern and walkways.
Named after the phenomenon of light flickering over peat bogs, called ignis fatuus or jack-o'-lantern.