Definition of Roman candle

1. Noun. A cylindrical firework that projects a series of colored balls of fire.

Generic synonyms: Firework, Pyrotechnic

Definition of Roman candle

1. Noun. (context: fireworks) 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. ¹

2. Noun. a type of parachute deployment failure ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Roman Candle

Roman Emperor
Roman Empire
Roman Jakobson
Roman Legion
Roman Osipovich Jakobson
Roman Republic
Roman Rite
Roman alphabet
Roman alphabets
Roman arch
Roman architecture
Roman bath
Roman baths
Roman building
Roman calendar
Roman candle
Roman candles
Roman collar
Roman coriander
Roman cursive
Roman deity
Roman fever
Roman holiday
Roman hyacinth
Roman law
Roman mile
Roman miles
Roman mythology
Roman nettle

Literary usage of Roman candle

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. American Druggist (1891)
"Ancient Egyptian Wine P; roman candle : sulphur, 4 parts ; carbon, 3 parts ; nitrate of potassium, 8 parts. Pinwheel : Base : sulphur, 5 parts ; nitrate of ..."

2. New Ideas for Work and Play: What a Girl Can Make and Do by Lina Beard, Adelia Belle Beard (1902)
"It will not take more than five minutes to make the roman candle Cut a ... Hold the candle in one hand and gayly swing it around like a real roman candle. ..."

3. Leading Cases of the Court of Civil Appeals of the State of Tennessee: With by Jos C Higgins, Tennessee Court of Civil Appeals, Court of Civil Appeals, Tennessee (1915)
"The plaintiffs do not undertake to prove, except by one witness, possibly two, that such a thing as the back-firing of a roman candle was ever known or ..."

4. Workshop Receipts by Ernest Spon (1906)
"The mould in which these stars are shaped is a brass tube, Fig 43, of a size proportioned to the size of the Roman- candle case, and is generally about -Jj- ..."

5. The Happy Prince and Other Tales by Oscar Wilde (1888)
"You were talking about yourself," replied the roman candle. ... said the Cracker to the roman candle. " A person who, because he has corns himself, ..."

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