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  • n. Plural form of bonfire.


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  • What used to be a pleasant reminder of bonfires is now a brutal reality that the fires could once again spread quickly and threaten our home and of course, those in our neighboring communities.

    The Wicked Witch of the West « Happy Healthy Hip Parenting

  • I wish parliament could be reformed so that select committees had executive power to prevent the government from doing things that are not in the public interest like this so-called bonfires of the quangos.

    MPs condemn coalition's bonfire of the quangos as botched

  • Savonarola had become famous for the bonfires, called bonfires of the vanities.

    The Poet Prince

  • He did not recall bonfires being lighted for Halloween when he was a boy here.

    A Winter Haunting

  • Bonfires blazed along the front of that blotch, seven of them in all, and Pol saw why the Lord Marshal had called the bonfires cursed.

    Brightly Burning

  • For the children, the bonfires were a source of wonder and delight.

    Soul of the Fire

  • The wild roses have fruited, and cover the low bushes like elfin bonfires.

    Janey Canuck in the West

  • But we need hardly consider whether the ceremonies of which the bonfires are the remnant, were observed on the hill-tops and other high places because the latter were already sacred, or, conversely, the hill tops and other high places were held sacred because of the ceremonies enacted there; for in either case the sanctity remains.

    The Science of Fairy Tales An Inquiry into Fairy Mythology

  • For he knew well, what kind of bonfires would soon be burning.

    A Child's History of England

  • Even on the hottest day, people light "bonfires" that all too often could be called



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