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Fawkes

[fawks] /fɔks/
noun
1.
Guy, 1570–1606, English conspirator and leader in the Gunpowder plot of 1605: Guy Fawkes Day is observed on November 5 by the building of effigies and bonfires.
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  • It is anti-administration but in no way advocates violence—the title of the effort itself is the only overt reference to Fawkes.

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  • Did you not observe a certain nymph among the bluebells, Fawkes?

  • Fawkes' face assumed an expression of complete bewilderment.

  • Fawkes paused for breath and darted a second furtive glance at Paul.

  • Here it was that the story related by Fawkes had had its setting.

  • But Mr. Fawkes sat beside the painter from the first stroke to the last.

  • But this indignity Fawkes resented, and opposed with all his strength.

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  • It was found impossible to obtain any further information from Fawkes.

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  • Fawkes added that he did not now desire to destroy the King.

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  • As to Fawkes, he had never seen him but once in his life, at the previous Easter.

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British Dictionary definitions for Fawkes

Fawkes

/fɔːks/
noun
1.
Guy. 1570–1606, English conspirator, executed for his part in the Gunpowder Plot to blow up King James I and the Houses of Parliament (1605). Effigies of him (guys) are burnt in Britain on Guy Fawkes Day (Nov 5)
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