Usage examples for firecracker

  1. 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
  2. Cap'n Jonadab set up straight and sputtered like a firecracker. – Cape Cod Stories The Old Home House by Joseph C. Lincoln
  3. I know a firecracker, or a regular Chinese smell when I get near one. – Whispering Wires by Henry Leverage
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. During the homeward walk she sputtered like a damp firecracker. – Cy Whittaker's Place by Joseph C. Lincoln
  7. A Fourth- of- July firecracker once consumed the half of a large city. – The Life and Genius of Nathaniel Hawthorne by Frank Preston Stearns
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. A boy without enthusiasm is like a firecracker without a fuse. – The Boy With the U. S. Fisheries by Francis Rolt-Wheeler
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. Perhaps that sparkling thing is a spark on a firecracker. – Uncle Wiggily's Travels by Howard R. Garis
  15. 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