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Catherine wheel   /kˈæθərən wil/   Listen
Catherine wheel

A circular firework that spins round and round emitting colored fire.  Synonym: pinwheel.

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"Catherine wheel" Quotes from Famous Books

... His momentum was such that he could not stop himself in time, and he went head over heels down the side of the gully, and spun on to the boulder-covered bottom like some new and monstrous kind of Catherine wheel. He collided with the rounded surface of one of the big weather-worn rocks which lay strewn about the gully floor like the tremendous marbles ...
— The Lost Valley • J. M. Walsh

Words linked to "Catherine wheel" :   pyrotechnic, firework

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