feu de joie


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feu de joie

(fø də ʒwa)
n, pl feux de joie ()
(Military) a salute of musketry fired successively by each man in turn along a line and back
[C18: literally: fire of joy]
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After the flypast and a Feu de Joie - celebratory rifle fire - the six veterans attended an honorary lunch at the RAF Club in London's Piccadilly.
J'ai envie d'allumer un feu de joie Faire la fete jusqu'au matin Avec les rois et les malandrins Allumer des cierges et des bougies Inviter la sagesse et la folie Et danser, danser, danser Pour me sentir si bien Mais sans toi, Je n'ai envie de rien
It is only the second time a feu de joie has been fired in Her Majesty's reign.
After the service the Queen will attend a series of receptions before returning to Buckingham Palace in a carriage procession where she will appear on the balcony to watch the flypast and feu de joie rifle salute.
The climax of the training period is the sunset ceremony that includes a rarely-seen feu de joie, in which the cadets fire rifles into the air as part of a drill movement.
Picasso est entre dans la sienne plus tot, comme en temoignent le poeme La Belle Italienne dedie a Pablo Picasso dans Feu de joie et l'article Du Decor dans la revue de Louis Delluc Le Film du 16 septembre 1918.
Aragon's first collections of poems, Feu de joie (1920; "Bonfire") and Le Mouvement perpetuel (1925; "Perpetual Motion"), were followed by a novel, Le Paysan de Paris (1926; The Nightwalker).
A feu de joie - a celebratory cascade of rifle fire - then rang out, only the second time the gun salute has been used during the Queen's reign.
The balcony appearance was rounded off with a Feu de Joie, and a rousing chorous of the National Anthem.
The Feu de Joie (celebratory cannon-firing) at Cardiff's Senedd building was watched by First Minister Rhodri Morgan.
Soldiers from every unit in Wales visited the capital for the Feu de Joie - a celebratory cannon firing - at the Senedd building for the launch of the centenary.
And the Queen's Guard will unleash a feu de joie - fire of joy - to the sound of the national anthem played by the Band of Irish Guards.