Synonyms for bonfire

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Let us get to windward and see what they are doing on the other side of the bonfire.

As if he were not capable of controlling a raft or a bonfire!

She had a black smudge from the end of the beanpole, which had been in a bonfire, across her forehead.

If I should try just once to tell her what she ought to do she'd flare up like a bonfire.

Her face flamed at him, the bonfire's light when prejudice is burned.

Then we had triumphal arches, and bonfire illuminations, and addresses.

There was a bonfire at one side, and she thought she saw a tent.

As he passed along he saw the bonfire in which his books were being burned.

We was to go up to the hill to see them building the bonfire.

The peasants took what arms there were in the municipality, and made a bonfire of the papers.

WORD ORIGIN

1550s, from Middle English banefire (late 15c.), originally a fire in which bones were burned. See bone (n.) + fire (n.).

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