Fawkes


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Fawkes

 (fôks), Guy 1570-1606.
English conspirator executed for his role in the Gunpowder Plot, an attempt to kill James I and blow up Parliament on November 5, 1605, to avenge the persecution of Roman Catholics in England.

Fawkes

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

Fawkes

(fɔks)

n.
Guy, 1570–1606, English conspirator: leader of the Gunpowder Plot 1605.
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But it come to me all clear like, that night when I was sitting up wi' poor Bessy Fawkes, as is dead and left her children behind, God help 'em--it come to me as clear as daylight; but whether I've got hold on it now, or can anyways bring it to my tongue's end, that I don't know.
But what come to me as clear as the daylight, it was when I was troubling over poor Bessy Fawkes, and it allays comes into my head when I'm sorry for folks, and feel as I can't do a power to help 'em, not if I was to get up i' the middle o' the night-- it comes into my head as Them above has got a deal tenderer heart nor what I've got--for I can't be anyways better nor Them as made me; and if anything looks hard to me, it's because there's things I don't know on; and for the matter o' that, there may be plenty o' things I don't know on, for it's little as I know--that it is.
Abbot, I think, gave me credit for being a sort of infantine Guy Fawkes.
His hand seemed to retreat up his sleeve as he advanced to do so, and he gave her such a superfluity of coat-cuff that it was like being received by the popular conception of Guy Fawkes.
I am not at all obliged to it for making me Guy Fawkes in the vault and a Sneak in the area both at once,' said Eugene.
He was close beside me, when I walked away from the house, slowly fitting his long skeleton fingers into the still longer fingers of a great Guy Fawkes pair of gloves.
We want it to be better than ever and as Guy Fawkes night falls on a Monday, we are considering whether we should hold our display on the Sunday instead so more people have a chance to enjoy it.
Sozzled Caroline Fawkes, 22, flipped out amid fears nurses were laughing at her when she knocked over a sharp objects bin at the Royal Alexandra Hospital.
This, we were told, was when wicked Protestants killed brave Catholic Guy Fawkes.
Gunpowder will open people's minds to the true reasons we remember Guy Fawkes.
There is a story behind the name but it escapes me now; maybe it's because Guy Fawkes used an underground passage when he plotted to blow up the Houses of Parliament.
POLICE have stepped up patrols in a Merseyside community, after reports that a man in a Guy Fawkes mask tried to lure a child into a van.