Roman candle
noun Date: 1833 a cylindrical firework that discharges at intervals balls or stars of fire

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  • Roman candle — may refer to:* Roman candle, a name used in the UK to describe a type of parachute deployment failure * Roman Candle (album) , 1994 album by Elliott Smith * Roman Candle (band), band from Chapel Hill, NC see * Roman Candles (film), 1966 short… …   Wikipedia

  • Roman Candle — Album par Elliott Smith Sortie 14 juillet 1994 Enregistrement 1993 Durée 30:28 Genre Rock indépendant Producteur …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Roman candle — Roman Ro man, a. [L. Romanus, fr. Roma Rome: cf. F. romain. Cf. {Romaic}, {Romance}, {Romantic}.] 1. Of or pertaining to Rome, or the Roman people; like or characteristic of Rome, the Roman people, or things done by Romans; as, Roman fortitude; a …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Roman candle — noun count a type of FIREWORK that sends up a stream of SPARKS …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Roman candle — n. a kind of fireworks device consisting of a long tube that sends out balls of fire, sparks, etc …   English World dictionary

  • Roman candle — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms Roman candle : singular Roman candle plural Roman candles a type of firework that sends up a stream of sparks …   English dictionary

  • Roman candle —    a failure of a parachute    Failing to open fully, it resembles the firework:     ... we were all well acquainted with details of a Roman candle. (Farran, 1948, writing about parachuting) …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • Roman-candle — puošnioji juka statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Agavinių šeimos dekoratyvinis augalas (Yucca gloriosa), paplitęs Šiaurės Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Yucca gloriosa angl. palm lily; Roman candle; Spanish dagger šaltinis Valstybinės lietuvių… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • Roman candle — a firework consisting of a tube that sends out a shower of sparks and a succession of balls of fire. [1825 35] * * * …   Universalium

  • Roman candle — noun a) a type of firework, with a long, thick paper tube that contains layers of stars and lifting charges. When ignited, pyrotechnic stars shoot from the tube one at a time. b) a type of parachute deployment failure …   Wiktionary

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