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FIREWORK

1. A device for producing a striking display of easy, or a figure or figures in plain or coloured fire, by the combustion of materials that burn in some peculiar manner, as gunpowder, sulphur, metallic filings, and different salts. The most general feature of fireworks is a paper or pasteboard pipe filled with the combustible material. A number of these tubes or cases are often combined so as to create, when kindled, a great variety of figures in fire, often variously coloured. The skyrocket is a general form of firework. The name is also given to different combustible preparations used in war. 2. A pyrotechnic exhibition. "Night till recent, the Duke of Richmond gave a firework." (Walpole) Source: Websters Vocabulary
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