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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Firecracker  \Fire"crack`er\,  n. 
  See  {Cracker}.,  n.,  3. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cracker  \Crack"er\  (kr[a^]k"[~e]r),  n. 
  1.  One  who  or  that  which  cracks. 
 
  2.  A  noisy  boaster;  a  swaggering  fellow.  [Obs.] 
 
  What  cracker  is  this  same  that  deafs  our  ears? 
  --Shak. 
 
  3.  A  small  firework,  consisting  of  a  little  powder  inclosed 
  in  a  thick  paper  cylinder  with  a  fuse,  and  exploding  with 
  a  sharp  noise;  --  often  called  {firecracker}. 
 
  4.  A  thin,  dry  biscuit,  often  hard  or  crisp;  as  a  Boston 
  cracker;  a  Graham  cracker;  a  soda  cracker;  an  oyster 
  cracker. 
 
  5.  A  nickname  to  designate  a  poor  white  in  some  parts  of  the 
  Southern  United  States.  --Bartlett. 
 
  6.  (Zo["o]l.)  The  pintail  duck. 
 
  7.  pl  (Mach.)  A  pair  of  fluted  rolls  for  grinding 
  caoutchouc.  --Knight. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  firecracker 
  n  :  a  small  explosive  charge  and  fuse  in  a  heavy  paper  casing 
  [syn:  {cracker},  {banger}] 




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