feu de joie
/ French (fø də ʒwa) /
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noun plural feux de joie (fø)
a salute of musketry fired successively by each man in turn along a line and back
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Word Origin for feu de joie
C18: literally: fire of joy
Words nearby feu de joie
feudalism, feudality, feudalize, feudal system, feudatory, feu de joie, feudist, Feuerbach, Feuillant, feuilleton, fever
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How to use feu de joie in a sentence
And the abb snapped both fingers and thumbs in a double-barrelled feu de joie.The Isle of Unrest|Henry Seton Merriman
This was a noisy shot—a sort of a feu de joie, that inflicted no wound, and left no scar behind.Byron|Richard Edgcumbe
A general feu-de-joie announced the first great success of the campaign; Mayence had been taken, with its garrison of 20,000 men.
Our feu-de-joie was speedily explained, and the men flocked into the inn.The Land of the Black Mountain|Reginald Wyon
The workers gather up what is left of the peeled stalks, and pile them upon the fire which blazes again into a feu de joie.Burgundy: The Splendid Duchy|Percy Allen