Usage examples for firecracker

  1. I know a firecracker, or a regular Chinese smell when I get near one. – Whispering Wires by Henry Leverage
  2. During the homeward walk she sputtered like a damp firecracker. – Cy Whittaker's Place by Joseph C. Lincoln
  3. Perhaps that sparkling thing is a spark on a firecracker. – Uncle Wiggily's Travels by Howard R. Garis
  4. A Fourth- of- July firecracker once consumed the half of a large city. – The Life and Genius of Nathaniel Hawthorne by Frank Preston Stearns
  5. She had been hot as a firecracker predicting the roll of dice on the gambling tables, the very dice that I was tipping with telekinesis. – The Right Time by Walter Bupp
  6. A ten- minute speech with a lot of firecracker adjectives wouldn't have made Bill's meaning any clearer. – Fore! by Charles Emmett Van Loan
  7. I opened up with the automatic, firing everywhere again and again and again, getting off five rounds in a crescendo of light and sound, like a huge firecracker in my hand, enough to illuminate the stairwell like a strobe and catch him off guard. – Life Blood by Thomas Hoover
  8. A boy without enthusiasm is like a firecracker without a fuse. – The Boy With the U. S. Fisheries by Francis Rolt-Wheeler
  9. Or was it to be about a firecracker, seeing that it soon may be the Fourth of July? – Uncle Wiggily's Travels by Howard R. Garis
  10. Cap'n Jonadab set up straight and sputtered like a firecracker. – Cape Cod Stories The Old Home House by Joseph C. Lincoln
  11. He would slip a foot from a sandal and then slap it onto the floor loud as a firecracker. – Corpus of a Siam Mosquito by Steven Sills
  12. Well, he walked up and took hold of it in his paws, but, mind you, he didn't notice that on one end of the stick was a piece of powder string, like the string of a firecracker, sticking down, and this string was burning. – Uncle Wiggily's Travels by Howard R. Garis
  13. They will have a hard time doing that, for my tail is so short that the boys would burn their fingers if they tried to tie a firecracker to it. – Uncle Wiggily's Travels by Howard R. Garis
  14. He sat very stiffly but every once in a while he sputtered like the fuse on a firecracker. – A Yankee Flier in Italy by Rutherford G. Montgomery