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feu de joie

/fø də ʒwa/
noun (pl) feux de joie ()
1.
a salute of musketry fired successively by each man in turn along a line and back
Word Origin
C18: literally: fire of joy
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n.

public bonfire, French, literally "fire of joy."

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