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a large outdoor fire that is lighted as a signal or in celebration

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On the left our troops were close to a copse, in which smoked the bonfires of our infantry who were felling wood.
Before the tar-barrels, of which the bonfire was made, were half burned out, a great crowd had come together.
But when the people beheld him they set up a wild and angry howl; and their faces had an evil aspect, which was made more terrible by the flickering blaze of the bonfire.
It must be stated, in honor of the good sense of the loungers of Paris, that the greater part of this crowd directed their steps towards the bonfire, which was quite in season, or towards the mystery play, which was to be presented in the grand hall of the Palais de Justice (the courts of law), which was well roofed and walled; and that the curious left the poor, scantily flowered maypole to shiver all alone beneath the sky of January, in the cemetery of the Chapel of Braque.
However, there is a maypole and a bonfire in the town; a mystery, Pope of the Fools, and Flemish ambassadors in the city; and, at the university, nothing
We must have a bonfire this evening in the Champ-Gaillard," went on the other, "made of Master Andry's books.
Take it, mistress housekeeper; open the window and fling it into the yard and lay the foundation of the pile for the bonfire we are to make.
Two axes lay upon the sands beside me; chips and splinters were scattered broadcast, and the ashes of the bonfire were blackening and smoking under the dawn.
This much-enduring man had succeeded in banishing chewing gum after a long and stormy war, had made a bonfire of the confiscated novels and newspapers, had suppressed a private post office, had forbidden distortions of the face, nicknames, and caricatures, and done all that one man could do to keep half a hundred rebellious girls in order.
In the centre of the smoothly swept back yard was a great bonfire.
Back then, bomb sites and dereliction meant there was the space for local bonfires, where one or a few streets could combine to celebrate the event together.
LIMASSOL police is clamping down on uncontrolled Easter bonfires by establishing a special task force to curb the phenomenon and cut down on burn-related injuries, said spokesman Ioannis Soteriades.
STRAY fireworks, "out of control bonfires" and arson attacks added up to a busy Bonfire Night for fire crews.
Beamish Museum is also hosting several bonfires for Durham bonfire night.