Bonfire
Bonfire Bon"fire`, n. [OE. bonefire, banefire, orig. a fire of bones; bone + fire; but cf. also Prov. E. bun a dry stalk.] A large fire built in the open air, as an expression of public joy and exultation, or for amusement. [1913 Webster]

Full soon by bonfire and by bell, We learnt our liege was passing well. --Gay. [1913 Webster]


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