bonfire


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

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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.
Behind the guns were their limbers and still farther back picket ropes and artillerymen's bonfires.
On the left our troops were close to a copse, in which smoked the bonfires of our infantry who were felling wood.
Through January and February I went to the river with the Harlings on clear nights, and we skated up to the big island and made bonfires on the frozen sand.
BEAUMARIS: Bonfire and fireworks display on Saturday, November 4 on The Green and Pier from 7pm until 8.
Both events will take place on Saturday night, with Nuneaton's bonfire being held on the field next to the Jubilee Sports Centre and Bedworth's at the Miners Welfare Park.
SHELLEY Football Club, which saw its bonfire go up in flames earlier than planned when it was torched by arsonists, has been inundated with donations of wood ensuring that it can host its event this Friday.
Putting the wrong thing in your bonfire could land you a fine of up to [pounds sterling]50,000, the Environment Agency has warned.
The app is currently only available in Denmark and users can invite other people to join their Bonfire chats through the Messenger app.