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Pharaoh's serpent

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Definition of Pharaoh's serpent in English:

noun

An indoor firework that produces ash in a coiled, serpentine form as it burns.
Example sentences
  • Fireworks which are legal for public use include sparklers, fountains, pharaoh's serpents, and pinwheels, although these fireworks must be ignited on private property with the property owner's consent.
  • In Virginia, sparklers, fountains, pharaoh's serpents, pinwheels and whirligigs are permitted. Prohibited are firecrackers, skyrockets, torpedoes and other fireworks which explode, travel laterally, and rise into the air or fire projectiles into the air.

Origin

named by association with Aaron's staff which turned into a serpent before the Pharaoh (Exod. 7:9).

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