feu de joie
- feu de joie public bonfire, French, lit. "fire of joy."
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Feu de joie — [F., lit., fire of joy.] A fire kindled in a public place in token of joy; a bonfire; a firing of guns in token of joy. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
Feu de joie — ● Feu de joie feu allumé en signe de réjouissance … Encyclopédie Universelle
Feu de joie — A feu de joie (French: fire of joy ) is a gun salute, described as a running fire of guns , on occasions of public rejoicing of nation and/or ruling dynasty. It can also mean a bonfire lit in a public place as a token of joy.During the 18th and… … Wikipedia
feu de joie — noun A celebratory salute made by firing guns into the air sequentially along a line. while Platte was rolling over and over on the turf, like a shot rabbit, the watch and guard flew from his waistcoat as an Infantry Majors sword hops out of the… … Wiktionary
feu de joie — (Fr.) Ceremonial salute with gunfire; pl. feux de joie … Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors
feu de joie — [ˌfə: də ʒwα:] noun (plural feux de joie pronunciation same) a rifle salute fired on a ceremonial occasion, each soldier firing in succession along the ranks. Origin Fr., lit. fire of joy … English new terms dictionary
feu de joie — (French) fire of joy ; fire lit in a public place as a mark of joy; bonfire; firing of guns to symbolize joy … English contemporary dictionary
feu de joie — [Fr.] 1. Bonfire. 2. Firing of guns (for holiday sport) … New dictionary of synonyms
feu de joie — fire of joy ; firing of guns as symbol of joy; bonfire … Dictionary of difficult words
feu de joie — n. (pl. feux pronunc. same) a salute by firing rifles etc. on a ceremonial occasion. Etymology: F, = fire of joy … Useful english dictionary