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the night of 5th November, when British people have bonfires and light fireworks to celebrate the day in 1605 when Guy Fawkes was stopped before he was able to destroy the Houses of Parliament
British a circular firework (=an object that burns to produce coloured light and noise) that you fix to something so that it spins around when it starts to burn. The American word is pinwheel.
a kind of firework that makes a lot of loud noises when it explodes
a plan in 1605 by Roman Catholics in England to destroy Parliament in an explosion. The plan failed, but is remembered in Britain every year on Guy Fawkes’ Night.
in the UK, the evening of 5th November, when people light fires outside and have fireworks. Guy Fawkes’ Night is also called Bonfire Night.
formal a public show of fireworks
a firework shaped like a tube that flies up into the air when you light it and then explodes, creating noise and bright coloured light
a type of firework that sends up a stream of sparks
a type of firework that you hold in your hand and that makes bright sparks when you burn one end of it
a type of firework that explodes with a loud noise
paper that has been covered with a chemical that makes it burn in a controlled way and is used for lighting explosives and fireworks
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