party popper


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party popper

n
a small plastic cylinder which, when a string is pulled, makes a small bang and fires thin paper streamers into the air
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Central to the piece is a large clear Christmas bauble that contains the following treasures: A purple candle wax | A wrapper from a Baby Bel cheese A wrapper from a MilkyRoll Crispy Roll bar A Christmas tree light A festive red feather A packet of brown sugar A Tetley teabag The Strepsil wrapper A black plastic pen lid Not one but two stripedpaper clips joined together A party popper.
4 square miles of forest on the island - barely enough to offset a party popper.
Surely, in these egalitarian times, even this single far-flung worker shouldn't be denied his fun day and at least get a party popper in the post?
Maybe it was just a party popper exploding When Happy Birthday the Gods sang Or was that really the birth of the universe Many billions of years ago?
ACROSS: 1 Party popper 8 Saw 9 Log 11 Liaison 12 Paste 13 Any 14 Eat 15 Capsule 17 Era 19 Moan 21 Idea 23 Soup 25 File 27 Tom 29 Learner 31 Ref 34 Pan 36 Spent 37 Terrace 38 Tie 39 Sty 40 Cleanliness DOWN: 1 Pain 2 Away 3 To spare 4 Punish 5 Pupil 6 Else 7 Rota 8 Slate 10 Get on 16 Emu 18 Ail 20 Opt 22 Del 24 Overrun 25 First 26 Brutal 28 Money 30 Extra 32 Epic 33 Feel 34 Pass 35 Acts
WE'RE handed a party popper, an envelope and a pair of oversize glasses before taking our seats to join Donna, the amiable and awkward star of this short play - a sell-out at last year's Edinburgh Fringe Festival - by local writer Lee Mattinson.
Four days after the last party popper was pulled at the close of conference season, we look at the policies being promised for business and what Tees Valley bosses think of them on pages 6&7.
I suppose a party popper might, at a pinch, startle a police horse.
So far I've been on the party popper, black feather and milk bottle tours (I won't spoil it by telling you more but all the props have a purpose).
The punk aggression has been toned down a tad to party popper rock that even manages a few singalong moments - nothing too taxing to remember just na, na, na, na, na kind of stuff.
Last night was the busiest of the year for many of them - but now it's over and the final party popper has exploded the grim reality of fewer and fewer takings will start to take its toll.
Somehow a party popper doesn't then get the heart racing.