July 4th, 2020

Hawaii Five 0::Steve::term of endearment

Word of the Day 07/04/20 Fireworks

Fireworks (noun)
firework [ fahyuh r-wurk ]


noun
1. Often fireworks. a combustible or explosive device for producing a striking display of light or a loud noise, used for signaling or as part of a celebration.
2. fireworks,
a. a pyrotechnic display.
b. a display of violent temper or fierce activity.
c. any spectacular display, especially of wit or of a technical feat by a musician or dancer.

WORDS RELATED TO FIREWORKS
sparklers

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Origin: First recorded in 1550–60; fire + work

EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB FOR FIREWORKS
More clumsily, fireworks stand in for the Big Bang and a potato and peas are invoked to explain relativity.
WHY CAN’T MOVIES CAPTURE GENIUS?|CLIVE IRVING|DECEMBER 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST

We sat on the grass, in the hot twilight, watching the fireworks burst in patriotic showers of light over Independence.
THOSE KANSAS CITY BLUES: A FAMILY HISTORY|KATIE BAKER|OCTOBER 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST

“The U.S. celebrates the day it became independent every year with fireworks rather than sorrow,” he said.
SCOTS MUST CHOOSE HEART OR HEAD|NICO HINES|SEPTEMBER 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST

I remember my father leaving our July 4th fireworks party to go to Rome where my grandfather died.
VOGUE PHOTOGRAPHER ERWIN BLUMENFELD: SECRETS OF A FASHION LEGEND|TIM TEEMAN|SEPTEMBER 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST

Drones have been used to photograph everything from football games to fireworks displays.
SOON WE’LL BE WATCHING WHALES BY DRONE|ABIGAIL GOLDEN|AUGUST 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST

She could not understand, despite his explanations, why these fireworks of dexterity were worth while.
THE SECOND LATCHKEY|CHARLES NORRIS WILLIAMSON AND ALICE MURIEL WILLIAMSON

The noise was caused by the bamboos, which, as the flames reached them, exploded like fireworks.
THE MYSTERIOUS ISLAND|JULES VERNE

Fireworks in the evening; and a public breakfast for the ladies next morning in the Shire Hall.
WORCESTERSHIRE IN THE NINETEENTH CENTURY|T. C. TURBERVILLE

Soon the sound of the dynamiting reached us and buildings began to fly in the air like fireworks.
COMPLETE STORY OF THE SAN FRANCISCO HORROR|RICHARD LINTHICUM

We'd like to see the fireworks this evening, but perhaps we could go to your house and get back again.
A THOUSAND WAYS TO PLEASE A HUSBAND|LOUISE BENNETT WEAVER

Now YOU come up with a sentence (or fic? or graphic?) that best illustrates the word.
1MW-weekend

Weekend Challenge: Have a Little Heart

Can I just say how much I hate the latest version of the LJ app before I get started? It is completely useless and incomprehensible. I need to give them feedback. I just tried to post this entry via the app and it shafted me. I don't understand the stupid app and it isn't fit for purpose.

Now, that out of my way, lets get on with the challenge (which I now have to rewrite in full via the online version in my tiny phone screen all one-finger-typed and all)!

I was talking with my son yesterday about songs with HEART in the title, so it made me think that was a great subject for our Weekend Challenge this time around!

I have a bunch of songs, some quotes, and some random things featuring hearts to offer as prompts. Comment here if you'd like song, quote or random, or any combination (eg. 2 songs, 3 random), or one of all three, and I'll hand you some prompts!

Use any or all of your prompts to create something (200+ words or 2+ graphics) by midnight on Thursday in your time zone and I'll reward you with an icon or a drabble of some kind in return. I can't in all honesty say I could add to a WIP right now as that seems to have dried up for me, but I could offer to crochet a row of the baby blanket I'm currently making in your honour if you don't want an icon or drabble!

Link your creation here so we can all see (if you want) or just comment back here to tell me about it.

Come on down and get your HEART prompts here!