candlebomb

Candlebomb

Can"dle*bomb`\, n. 1. A small glass bubble, filled with water, which, if placed in the flame of a candle, bursts by expansion of steam.

2. A pasteboard shell used in signaling. It is filled with a composition which makes a brilliant light when it explodes. --Farrow.
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