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synonyms for firecracker

  • bursts
  • illuminations
  • pyrotechnics
  • rockets
  • sparklers
  • Roman candles
  • bottle rockets
  • cherry bomb
  • fire flowers
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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.
PROTESTERS DEMONSTRATE OUTSIDE D.C. POLICE STATION FOR SECOND NIGHT AFTER KARON HYLTON’S DEATHCLARENCE WILLIAMS, SAMANTHA SCHMIDT, TOM JACKMANOCTOBER 29, 2020WASHINGTON POST
I had to set off a pretty loud firecracker to wake those Sound & Cape fellows up.
BLOW THE MAN DOWNHOLMAN DAY
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.
UNCLE WIGGILY'S TRAVELSHOWARD R. GARIS
Each of us lighted a firecracker and held it with the fuse sputtering and sizzling, until they were almost opposite.
THE BOY SCOUTS OF BOB'S HILLCHARLES PIERCE BURTON
Shortly thereafter the first shot went off and it sounded to me as if it were a firecracker.
WARREN COMMISSION (7 OF 26): HEARINGS VOL. VII (OF 15)THE PRESIDENT'S COMMISSION ON THE ASSASSINATION OF PRESIDENT KENNEDY
There was a tradition that somebody had once held a firecracker in his hand too long and had been badly hurt by it.
WALTER PIETERSEMULTATULI
The general effect, quoting Mr. Bloomer again, was "as if somebody had set off a firecracker in a fruit-peddler's cart."
GALUSHA THE MAGNIFICENTJOSEPH C. LINCOLN
A ten-minute speech with a lot of firecracker adjectives wouldn't have made Bill's meaning any clearer.
FORE!CHARLES EMMETT VAN LOAN
"They are about burned out," answered the officer, as the last firecracker went off with an extra loud bang.
RANDY OF THE RIVERHORATIO ALGER JR.
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