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Pyrotechnical   Listen
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Pyrotechnical, Pyrotechnic  adj.  Of or pertaining to fireworks, or the art of forming them.
Pyrotechnical sponge. See under Sponge.






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"Pyrotechnical" Quotes from Famous Books



... forced to admit, with due humility, his unfitness to embellish his letters with the gorgeous and pyrotechnic lavishness of "fancy writing" which graces the letters of the New York Correspondents, but he is sure that the items which follow are infinitely more truthful than are the most of the statements furnished ...
— Punchinello, Vol. 1, No. 16, July 16, 1870 • Various

... not see them suffering with surfeit, and hanging in motionless misery amid the clear water under a cloud of bread crumbs. We are such devotees of the special attractions offered from time to time that we do not miss a single balloon ascension or pyrotechnic display. In fact, it happened to me one summer that I studied so earnestly and so closely the countenance of the lady who went up (in trunk-hose), in order to make out just what were the emotions of a lady who went up every afternoon in a balloon, that when we met near the end of the season ...
— Henry James, Jr. • William Dean Howells

... horizontal position; and in the orchard, hoops indicated the structure of vases, cone-shaped switches that of pyramids, so well that, in arriving in the midst of them, you imagined you saw pieces of some unknown machinery or the framework of a pyrotechnic apparatus. ...
— Bouvard and Pecuchet - A Tragi-comic Novel of Bourgeois Life • Gustave Flaubert

... in a great blaze. Then the ship, the symbol of the city of Paris, appeared and took its station between two columns of light. The decoration changed, and first the Temple of Peace was seen, then that of Hymen—a real pyrotechnic masterpiece. After the fireworks the Emperor and Empress went first into the record room, then into the concert hall, where was sung a cantata, with words by Arnault and music by Mehul, which began with this ...
— The Happy Days of the Empress Marie Louise • Imbert De Saint-Amand

... you mean," said a Bengal Light; "I know it is Pyrotechnic, for I saw it written on my ...
— The Happy Prince and Other Tales • Oscar Wilde



Words linked to "Pyrotechnical" :   pyrotechnics, pyrotechnic, pyrotechny



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