Roman Candle


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Roman Candle

noun A sky diving term used a canopy (parachute) that does not deploy due to entanglement of the lines.
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In a 1-month study from 21 June to 21 July 2002, the CPSC recorded 4,400 injuries from firecrackers, bottle rockets, and various other fireworks (sparklers, fountains, Roman candles, etc.
Wall, who had won the race with Real Estate and Tigullio, revealed afterwards that he had bought the colt to order for Sir William Stuttaford, who died in January before Roman Candle had raced.
Her diet means she's a trifle on the windy side - one stray spark could see her go up like a Roman candle.
She said: "Make sure your home is secure by ensuring doors, windows, sheds and garages are all locked up, even if you are only at the bottom of the garden - a sneak thief can be in and out of your house in less time than it takes to let off a Roman candle.
Terrified staff and customers at the High Street restaurant threw themselves to the floor when the giant roman candle exploded after being thrown into the premises.
nPaul Cole has always been one to watch with his Leicester raiders, and he enhanced his strike-rate when sending out Little Italy, ridden by Jimmy Fortune, to take the mile-and-a-half handicap in good style from Roman Candle.
The rocket which doesn't launch correctly or the roman candle that looks as if it's gone out, only to flare up into the face of whoever leans over to relight it.
Yes, North Korea's July 4 fireworks display fizzled like a damp Roman candle.
A Roman candle was set off at 92db and a banned airbomb was set off at 115db to demonstrate the difference in noise levels.
99 and get a free fizzing or sizzling multi-shot Roman Candle worth pounds 25.
Mail volume sputtered like a rain-soaked Roman candle.
The rocket looked more like a huge Roman candle than a space craft as it spewed out sparks and flames.