Roman candle


Roman candle
Synonyms and related words:
aid to navigation, alarm, amber light, balefire, beacon, beacon fire, bell, bell buoy, blinker, blue peter, bomb, buoy, cap, caution light, cherry bomb, cracker, firecracker, flare, flowerpot, fog bell, fog signal, fog whistle, foghorn, girandole, glance, go light, gong buoy, green light, heliograph, high sign, international alphabet flag, international numeral pennant, kick, ladyfinger, leer, marker beacon, nod, nudge, parachute flare, pilot flag, pinwheel, poke, police whistle, quarantine flag, radio beacon, red flag, red light, rocket, sailing aid, semaphore, semaphore flag, semaphore telegraph, serpent, sign, signal, signal beacon, signal bell, signal fire, signal flag, signal gong, signal gun, signal lamp, signal light, signal mast, signal post, signal rocket, signal shot, signal siren, signal tower, skyrocket, snake, spar buoy, sparkler, squib, stop light, the nod, the wink, torpedo, touch, traffic light, traffic signal, watch fire, white flag, wigwag, wigwag flag, wink, yellow flag

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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 — noun Date: 1833 a cylindrical firework that discharges at intervals balls or stars of fire …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 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