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Definitions of fawkes

  1. English conspirator who was executed for his role in a plot to blow up King James I and the Houses of Parliament (1570-1606) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. English conspirator who was executed for his role in a plot to blow up James I and the Houses of Parliament (1570-1606) Wordnet Dictionary DB

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  1. The most famous of these, although he can scarcely be regarded as the most guilty, was a gentleman called Guy Fawkes who had fought bravely with the Spanish army in Flanders. – Holidays & Happy-Days by Hamish Hendry
  2. Paddy, the rogue, knew very well that the commander did not intend to allow the once usual frolics and gambols to take place; the time- honoured custom having, of late years, been generally abandoned on board Her Majesty's ships of war, as has the barbarous custom of burning Guy Fawkes been given up on shore by the more enlightened of our times; albeit the fifth of November and the lesson it teaches should never be forgotten. – The Three Commanders by W.H.G. Kingston
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