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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49, which comes with a Catherine wheel, two Roman candles, one aerial shot, 10 fountains and a Finale Mine.
But if this was the night Farage had planned all his political life, he spluttered like a Roman candle.
Includes a Catherine wheel, fountains, aerial Roman candles and a six-shot multi-aerial.
It contains 10 fountains, three Roman candles, one Catherine wheel and a finale mine.
Catherine wheels are detonated from skyscraper hotels, rockets are strapped to banks (not such a bad idea) and roman candles set ablaze on the rooftops of civic buildings.
A family gathering on the lake included so-called Roman candles being set off out of a five-gallon plastic bucket.
As we got older, we discovered Roman candles, mortars and M-80s.
Bottle rockets, Roman candles, all the good stuff -- these are indispensable parts of any Independence Day celebration worth the name.
They were joined by young men, whose entrance was signalled by a flash of roman candles and loud, techno music.
TNT Fireworks approached its namesake, Atherstone-based TNT Express Services UK & Ireland, to distribute more than 200 tonnes of rockets, roman candles, sparklers, catherine wheels and otherpyrotechnical products.
Elsewhere, a plasma screen TV played videos of thirteen of the "Atmospheres," performances that Chicago staged in California public parks using enough colored smoke, roman candles and gem-hued pyrotechnics to warm Dennis Oppenheim's fire-loving heart.
It's fascinating to learn that Waters's second film, Roman Candles, was shot at Dreamland Studios, his bedroom in his parents' house, and "contains random scenes of Waters' friends simulating depraved acts.