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will-o'-the-wisp

(wĭl′ə-thə-wĭsp′)
n.
1. See ignis fatuus.
2. A delusive or misleading hope.
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Faneuf began 11th Hour Productions, which displayed 4,000 elaborate jack-o-lanterns at Lookout Farm in Natick.
The Duck([R]) brand has even taken the tape off the roll to create Duck Tape([R]) Sheets, which are great for large or elaborate jack-o-lantern designs.
People from Europe brought the custom of making jack-o-lanterns to America about 150 years ago.
Starting on September 6, 2010, Duck([R]) tape users will be able to enter the Stick or Treat Jack-O-Lantern Contest by submitting a photograph of their duct tape jack-o-lantern via the Stick-or-Treat promotion page on www.
The Jack-O-Lantern is a hit because kids love the face and parents love the value," said Mark Strickler, vice president of brand marketing.
Papa Murphy's Jack-O-Lantern Pizza, topped with freshly-grated cheese and a premium pepperoni-constructed face, will be available beginning October 24 through Halloween at a great value.
Use olives and bell peppers, cut up, to make a jack-o-lantern face on pizza.
And, ripping a page from the Greeting Card Cartel's playbook, Jack-O-Lantern.
To 4-year-old Chase Basich, the perfect pumpkin wasn't a big orange thing that would make the scariest jack-o-lantern.
Great Wolf Lodge Kansas City, KS - Nightly trick-or-treat trail with six enchanting Halloween-themed rooms such as the Haunted Forest and Candy Land, among others; spooktacular evening stories such as "The Great Pumpkin" and even nighttime friendly stories "Clifford;" witchy arts and crafts such as creating a pumpkin patch, Jack-O-Lantern, Howl-O-Ween buttons and more.
One Alpha Delta Phi at Dartmouth, for Halloween, strapped a jack-o-lantern around his naked midsection and visited the frat house next door, unaware the dean and his wife were visiting.
Lights for decorating are always popular, includiing traditional strings of orange and purple lights, tube lights, hanging pumpkin and skeleton lights, ghost and pumpkin sculptures perfect for the lawn or warm glowing jack-o-lantern lamps to light up the home.