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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.
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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)
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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.
Reed, I presume, from after-occurrences, that the apothecary ventured to recommend my being sent to school; and the recommendation was no doubt readily enough adopted; for as Abbot said, in discussing the subject with Bessie when both sat sewing in the nursery one night, after I was in bed, and, as they thought, asleep, "Missis was, she dared say, glad enough to get rid of such a tiresome, ill- conditioned child, who always looked as if she were watching everybody, and scheming plots underhand." 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. When he put his lips to hers, besides, he took himself into custody by the wrists, and backed himself among the ottomans and chairs and tables as if he were his own Police officer, saying to himself,
'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's a-keepin' guard in the lane vith that 'ere dark lantern, like a amiable Guy Fawkes! I never see such a fine creetur in my days.
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.
Glynnis Fawkes; PERSEPHONE'S GARDEN; Secret Acres (Comics & Graphic Novels: Comics & Graphic Novels) 21.95 ISBN: 9780999193563
George Fawkes, 10, has dwarfism and takes his cuddly friend to every hospital appointment.
Curse that man Guy Fawkes EVERYONE enjoys a modest and well-organised firework display but what's with this anger-fuelled street combat with youngsters hurling bangers like hand grenades?
Which King did Guy Fawkes attempt to kill with his gunpowder plot?
THE countdown has already begun for one of the most dreaded days in the wildlife calendar - November 5th, the supposedly celebratory event which commemorates the failed attempt of Guy Fawkes and his fellow conspirators to blow up the Houses of Parliament.