Fourth of July


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Fourth of July

Fourth of July

n
the Fourth of July a holiday in the United States, traditionally celebrated with fireworks: the day of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence in 1776. Official name: Independence Day

Independ′ence Day`


n.
July 4, a U.S. holiday commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. Also called Fourth of July.
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Noun1.Fourth of July - a legal holiday in the United StatesFourth of July - a legal holiday in the United States
legal holiday, national holiday, public holiday - authorized by law and limiting work or official business
July - the month following June and preceding August
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Fourth of July

n the Fourth of Julyil quattro luglio (anniversario dell'indipendenza americana)
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That is all very true," said the Republican Form of Government, putting on its hobnail shoes; "but consider how I thrill you every Fourth of July.
This proves, by the number left in stock, that one Fourth of July per year is now inadequate, the country has grown so.
Fourth of July was coming; but he soon gave that up -- gave it up before he had worn his shackles over forty-eight hours -- and fixed his hopes upon old Judge Frazer, justice of the peace, who was apparently on his deathbed and would have a big public funeral, since he was so high an official.
On the mornings of the Fourth of July it would be heard ringing among the hills; and even Captain Hollister, who was the highest authority in that part of the country on all such occasions, affirmed that, considering its dimensions, it was no despicable gun for a salute.
The huge gilt plate-glass mirror which had hung behind the bar still occupied one side of the room, but its length was artfully divided by an enormous rosette of red, white, and blue muslin--one of the surviving Fourth of July decorations of Thompson's saloon.
Fireworks, Fourth of July, Kingdom Come, blue lights, sky-rockets, an' hell fire--just like that.
A FOURTH OF JULY ORATION IN THE GERMAN TONGUE, DELIVERED AT A BANQUET OF THE ANGLO-AMERICAN CLUB OF STUDENTS BY THE AUTHOR OF THIS BOOK
We had it taken, I remembered, when we went to Black Hawk on the first Fourth of July I spent in Nebraska.
When first I took up my abode in the woods, that is, began to spend my nights as well as days there, which, by accident, was on Independence Day, or the Fourth of July, 1845, my house was not finished for winter, but was merely a defence against the rain, without plastering or chimney, the walls being of rough, weather-stained boards, with wide chinks, which made it cool at night.
For blacks, the year's calendar should show naught but three hundred and sixty-five Fourth of Julys and New Year's Days.
Fireworks over water and flights for youth are among the featured events available at local and regional Fourth of July events.
But when we did, on the Fourth of July we would go to a friend's father's office downtown before watching the wild display of fireworks.