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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.
Ninety percent of the pumpkins grown today are sold for Halloween's jack-o-lanterns.
Alternatively, submersing the Jack-o-Lantern in water occasionally will also help to rehydrate it and keep the wrinkles at bay.
Stroll through the Haunted Hallows and venture along the pumpkin trail to meet the Jack-O-Lantern king.
JACK-O-LANTERN KIT (pounds 8.95, www.firebox.com, 0844 922 1010) CREATE your very own eerie atmosphere with this pumpkin party pack.
From the jack-o-lantern (which glows in the dark) to the velvet earth tongue and the club-headed beetle-eater, nature's premier recycling system is a source of endless fascination.
The candle holder comes in three styles: jack-o-lantern, crescent moon and stars, and "boo." They each will retail for $7.
Have an adult carve jack-o-lantern faces into the plastic jugs.
This story is remembered today in the form of a carved out vegetable with a light inside that is usually carried as a lantern - the Jack-o-lantern!
An image of the sun, taken last October 8, with a Jack-O-Lantern grin was released by NASA.