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Fawkes

[fawks] /fɔks/
noun
1.
Guy, 1570–1606, English conspirator and leader in the Gunpowder plot of 1605: Guy Fawkes Day is observed on November 5 by the building of effigies and bonfires.
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  • His only other service was the bringing of the watch from Percy to Fawkes just before the discovery of the plot.

    It Might Have Been Emily Sarah Holt
  • Fawkes' face assumed an expression of complete bewilderment.

  • No,” rejoined Fawkes; “your master will answer for your fidelity.

    Guy Fawkes William Harrison Ainsworth
  • But Mr. Fawkes sat beside the painter from the first stroke to the last.

  • Fawkes discovered that the sound proceeded from a cellar, which had been used for coals, and which was under the House of Lords.

    Guy Fawkes Thomas Lathbury
  • It was found impossible to obtain any further information from Fawkes.

    It Might Have Been Emily Sarah Holt
  • Besides the lanthorn and the matches, there was found on the person of Fawkes, a pocket watch!

    Guy Fawkes Thomas Lathbury
  • As to Fawkes, he had never seen him but once in his life, at the previous Easter.

    It Might Have Been Emily Sarah Holt
British Dictionary definitions for Fawkes

Fawkes

/fɔːks/
noun
1.
Guy. 1570–1606, English conspirator, executed for his part in the Gunpowder Plot to blow up King James I and the Houses of Parliament (1605). Effigies of him (guys) are burnt in Britain on Guy Fawkes Day (Nov 5)
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