Definitions

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  • n. Bonfire.

Etymologies

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Alteration (due to association with burn) of Early Modern English boonfire, bondfire, bounfire ("bonfire"). More at bonfire.

Examples

  • It may ha 'been wicked, but there 't was, an' the thought kep 'arter me, till all I could think of was the chist; an' byme-by I says to Mary Ellen, one mornin ',' Le's open it to-day an 'make a burnfire!'

    Tiverton Tales

  • "This is our land, and I guess I can have a burnfire if I want to."

    Country Neighbors

  • "I've got a burnfire," she said, and raked the harder.

    Country Neighbors

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