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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Firework consisting of a tube filled with powder (as a broken firecracker) that burns with a fizzing noise.

Usage examples (29)
  • Here's a squib from the publisher's page about the book.
  • That's the smallest squib on the front page today.
  • Prepare for a damp squib -- albeit an expensive one.
  • His well-prepared surprise was nothing but a damp squib. for more
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