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noun as in fireworks

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Cease’s slider — a darting and disorienting and freshly zoomy thing, like a fishing line with a firecracker at the end of it — sniped into the bottom of the strike zone, drawing puzzled looks and panicked swings.

Over the decades, the traditions of Juneteenth ripened into larger gatherings in public parks, with barbecue picnics and firecrackers and street parades with brass bands.

In her new novel, she draws on similar themes of women’s alliance and survival, this time rendered through 9-year-old Swiv and her firecracker grandmother.

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A demonstrator lobbed a string of firecrackers toward police.

The convergence of these signs lit Morris up like a firecracker.

They saw a larger societal danger lurking, one more ominous than any homemade firecracker.

How the hell did some damned kid throw a firecracker through the screen?

This has the potential to be the real firecracker game the World Cup has been waiting for.

I had to set off a pretty loud firecracker to wake those Sound & Cape fellows up.

Because when the sky-cracker gets high enough in the air the firecracker part of it will go off with a bang, and he'll be killed.

Each of us lighted a firecracker and held it with the fuse sputtering and sizzling, until they were almost opposite.

Shortly thereafter the first shot went off and it sounded to me as if it were a firecracker.

There was a tradition that somebody had once held a firecracker in his hand too long and had been badly hurt by it.


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On this page you'll find 9 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to firecracker, such as: bursts, illuminations, pyrotechnics, rockets, sparklers, and bottle rockets.

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