Usage examples for firecracker

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. " You can't doubt," said la Peyrade, " that the virtuous Cerizet is at the bottom of it; he has thrown this firecracker between your legs by way of revenge." – The Lesser Bourgeoisie by Honore de Balzac
  4. Instead of the firecracker stuff that Uncle Henry so bitterly complained of, she, being an Irish woman, could concoct a stew that would make one's hair curl; and her pastry was succulent and sweet, and literally melted in the mouth. – The Bad Man by Charles Hanson Towne
  5. During the homeward walk she sputtered like a damp firecracker – Cy Whittaker's Place by Joseph C. Lincoln
  6. I know a firecracker or a regular Chinese smell when I get near one. – Whispering Wires by Henry Leverage
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. " And Mrs. Harper told about Joe scaring her with a firecracker and you told about Peter and the Painkiller-" " Just as true as I live!" – The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Part 5. by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
  10. Cap'n Jonadab set up straight and sputtered like a firecracker – Cape Cod Stories The Old Home House by Joseph C. Lincoln
  11. Perhaps that sparkling thing is a spark on a firecracker – Uncle Wiggily's Travels by Howard R. Garis
  12. 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
  13. A boy without enthusiasm is like a firecracker without a fuse. – The Boy With the U. S. Fisheries by Francis Rolt-Wheeler
  14. A Fourth- of- July firecracker once consumed the half of a large city. – The Life and Genius of Nathaniel Hawthorne by Frank Preston Stearns
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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