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.
While these rough figures stood round the blazing bonfire, you might hear them speaking bitter words against the high officers of the province.
Each had made his choice; one, the bonfire; another, the maypole; another, the mystery play.
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."
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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. To the left, not far from the farthest cannon, was a small, newly constructed wattle shed from which came the sound of officers' voices in eager conversation.
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.
A Coventry firefighter has issued a warning to bonfire builders after tackling a blaze at a rugby club last night.
Make your bonfire night go with a bang (and maybe a whizz and a whirl too) with one of the great displays and bonfires going on in North Wales this year.
BRAZEN fly-tippers in parts of Merseyside are attempting to use bonfire celebrations as a way to get rid of household waste - and it has NOT gone down well.