parachute-light love



from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In pyrotechnics, a thin light bomb, the lower half of which is filled with a burning composition, and is attached to a small parachute which is confined in the upper half of the bomb.


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  • Here a parachute-light like a great star hangs suspended almost motionless above us, lighting up the whole battlefield, and now a burning farmhouse or exploding ammunition dump illuminates the sky as from some vast subterranean furnace flung open upon the heavens.

    With Our Soldiers in France


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