Bonfire Night

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Bonfire Night effigies of Guy Fawkes are burned on this night
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Usage

In literature:

Poole, Frapley, and their crowd had arranged for a banquet that night, and many others of Oak Hall had gathered boxes and barrels for bonfires.
"Dave Porter and His Rivals" by Edward Stratemeyer
He saw the bonfire rise in the night of these eventful days, and heard the shouts of the people.
"True to His Home" by Hezekiah Butterworth
The event was celebrated throughout Germany with the ringing of bells and bonfires at night.
"A History of the Nineteenth Century, Year by Year" by Edwin Emerson
He instructed me that when I reach the river, I was to go to a high ridge two miles back, and make a large bonfire at night.
"Reminiscences of Queensland" by William Henry Corfield
The sky was thick with stars, which flashed like silver bonfires in the blackness of the night.
"Where Deep Seas Moan" by E. Gallienne-Robin
Of the bonfires that blazed that night on every hill, and cast their lurid light across the darkling lake?
"Our Home in the Silver West" by Gordon Stables
To-night the negroes had lighted a bonfire, and were making merry in the old-time, ante-bellum way.
"The Love Story of Abner Stone" by Edwin Carlile Litsey
The charred remnants of a bonfire, a few yards further down the cleft, showed that they had worked partly at night.
"The Black Buccaneer" by Stephen W. Meader
Dickie wondered whether there would be a bonfire to-night.
"Harding's luck" by E. [Edith] Nesbit
I made a bonfire last night.
"Cleo The Magnificent" by Louis Zangwill
Bonfires and illuminations turned night into day in the groves and gardens of those gorgeous palaces.
"Maria Antoinette" by John S. C. (John Stevens Cabot) Abbott
Then these also were scattered and extinguished; and their place was taken by a great bonfire, the night-light of the palace.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 18 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
That night bonfires in the cemetery and before the houses light the pathway of the wanderers.
"Japanese Girls and Women" by Alice Mabel Bacon
If I could put them and their blessed copybooks and lexicons and slates into one bonfire I'd do it to-night.
"The Great Keinplatz Experiment and Other Tales of Twilight and the Unseen" by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
There was a big bonfire on the circus grounds, and a celebration in Court House Square that night.
"Jap Herron" by Emily Grant Hutchings
The Mexicans, as was their custom, had prepared immense bonfires on the mountains and foothills for firing Christmas night.
"The Angel of the Gila:" by Cora Marsland
But, thanks to the perseverance of Mateo, the flame of pleasure burst that night into a brightly burning bonfire.
"The Fourth Estate, vol. 2" by Armando Palacio Valdés
The night was lighted by bonfires.
"Istar of Babylon" by Margaret Horton Potter
Midsummer night was celebrated by the lighting of bonfires and the letting off of crackers.
"The Isles of Scilly" by Jessie Mothersole
There was a great celebration in Randall when the victorious team marched up the campus that night, and bonfires galore glared all around.
"Batting to Win" by Lester Chadwick
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In news:

Revelers walk with burning crosses during the Bonfire Night celebrations in Lewes, Sussex in England.
Bonfire Night is related to the ancient festival of Samhain, the Celtic New Year.
Parkin for Bonfire Night .
Here in the UK, November 5th is known as Bonfire Night .
There are many different foods associated with Bonfire Night although few of them could be called healthy.
The disgraced American cyclist has been chosen as the latest celebrity to be burned in effigy during an English town's nationally famous Bonfire Night celebrations.
The disgraced American cyclist has been chosen as the latest celebrity to be burnt in effigy during an English town's nationally famous Bonfire Night celebrations.
9, 2009) – Salomon Snowboards and Bonfire snowboarding present "Videograss," on Friday, October 16th at the Beta Night club.
Barrington High School hosts bonfire , pep rally and powder puff football game Wednesday night.
If all goes according to plan, the annual Texas A&M Student Bonfire will be burning just after dark Friday night in Robertson County to serve as a rally for students the day before the Aggies play Missouri.
The 19-member cadet team accepted the game ball during bonfire activities Thursday night.
Easton has its bonfire on the night before the Phillipsburg football game.
The parade walked to the Easton High School bonfire the night before the Thanksgiving Day game against Phillipsburg.
Young Demopolis Tiger fan Cain Nall, 2, sits on his dad John's shoulders during the Homecoming bonfire Thursday night.
Demopolis High School held its Homecoming pep rally and bonfire on Thursday night at the high school.
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