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  • noun Alternative form of feu de joie.


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  • Although it was an impressive military ceremony with a score of onlookers, I am doubtful of our authority to execute such a feu-de-joie.

    Work Camp 10196 L 2010

  • A general _feu-de-joie_ announced the first great success of the campaign; Mayence had been taken, with its garrison of 20,000 men.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 56, Number 347, September, 1844 Various

  • While we were at Biskra there was a wedding in one of these dingy black tents, and a very queer place it seemed to us to bring a bride to; nevertheless, she was conducted thither in triumph, riding upon a mule, while the Arabs in front of the tent fired _feu-de-joie_ amid the most noisy demonstrations of welcome and rejoicing.

    Lippincott's Magazine, Vol. 22, September, 1878 Various

  • According to the illustration of Lord L., this voice of a nation rolled like a _feu-de-joie_, or running fire, the whole ten miles from London to Hounslow, within a few minutes; or, like a train of gunpowder laid from London to the camp, this irresistible sentiment finally involved in its torrent evenits professional and hired enemies.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine — Volume 55, No. 342, April, 1844 Various

  • When the officers had rejoined their different regiments, thirteen cannon were again fired, as a prelude to the general feu-de-joie which immediately succeeded.

    The Old Bell of Independence; Or, Philadelphia in 1776 Henry C. Watson

  • All this not a little astonished the natives, though some of those whose homes were at Port Moresby had witnessed the firing of a _feu-de-joie_ before; but though the firing startled some of them it had, with the general display, the effect of impressing them all with some sense of the solemn importance of the ceremony that was being performed.

    A Source Book of Australian History Gwendolen H. [Compiler] Swinburne

  • The feu-de-joie was immediately followed by three shouts of acclamation and benediction for the dauphin, given by the whole army as with one voice.

    The Old Bell of Independence; Or, Philadelphia in 1776 Henry C. Watson

  • The news of Napoleon's defeat at Leipsic (October 1813) arrived just after that of the re-occupation of Belgrade by the Turks, damped _feu-de-joie_ which they were firing at Constantinople, and made them rather more conciliatory and lenient to the Serbian rebels.

    The Balkans A History of Bulgaria—Serbia—Greece—Rumania—Turkey Nevill Forbes 1906

  • Sikhs and Sepoys; then the feu-de-joie, and New Year's was officially recognized by the guns of the fort.

    Tales of the Malayan Coast From Penang to the Philippines Rounsevelle Wildman 1882

  • For a _feu-de-joie_ and the peal of marriage bells,

    Annette, the Metis Spy 1873


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