from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See bonfire.
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'bonefire' is a direct translation of the Gaelic tine cnámh.
However, what seems quite striking here is that the photograph was taken at the exact time 2nd Apr, 9.37pm of an anniversary of JP2 death, just when people round the bonefire were praying for his rapid beatification.
Until such time as the conventional right is willing to stand around a bonefire in a field with me and pay honour Lugh they have no right to ask me, or anyone else, to have anything do to with their god.
Rutherglen, and upon the anniversary day the 29 of May, where they extinguished the bonefire, and published the said testimony.
Had a great bonefire at the gate; and I with my Lady Pen's people and others to Mrs. Turner's great room, and then down into the streete.
Pickering is to be married this week, and to a fortune with L5000, and seen a rich necklace of pearle and two pendants of dyamonds, which Sir G. Carteret hath presented her with since her coming to towne, I home by coach, but met not one bonefire through the whole town in going round by the wall, which is strange, and speaks the melancholy disposition of the
With them idled away the whole night till twelve at night at the bonefire in the streets.