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rival

rival

  Cove Brook Greenway – photograph: Rushmoor Borough Council       MEANING   a person or thing competing with another for the same objective or for superiority in the same field of activity     ORIGIN   Via Middle French rival, this noun is from Latin rivalis. The word rivalis (from rivus, a brook) […]

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bonfire

bonfire

  a Fifth of November bonfire in Hastings – photograph: VisitEngland       In A Dictionary of the English Language (1755), the English lexicographer Samuel Johnson (1709-84) thus defined bonfire: [from bon, good, French, and fire.] A fire made for some publick cause of triumph or exultation. In support of this etymology, bonfire in several languages is, literally, fire of joy. For example: – […]

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