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- n. a type of firework, with a long, thick paper tube that contains layers of "stars" and lifting charges. When ignited, pyrotechnic stars shoot from the tube one at a time.
- n. a type of parachute deployment failure
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. a kind of firework (generally held in the hand), characterized by the continued emission of shower of sparks, and the ejection, at intervals, of brilliant balls or stars of fire which are thrown upward as they become ignited.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a cylindrical firework that projects a series of colored balls of fire
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After setting off a Roman candle in his potting shed, she’d even been called a “wee divil” by Jeremiah Dower, the cranky, but beloved, old gardener at their country house in Hertfordshire.