Roman candle

a firework consisting of a tube that sends out a shower of sparks and a succession of balls of fire.

1825–35 Unabridged
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Roman candle
a firework that produces a continuous shower of sparks punctuated by coloured balls of fire
[C19: so called from its having been originated in Italy]

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