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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Les barbecues et autres feux de joie seraient, egalement, a l'origine des departs de ces feux.
The best part of New Orleans at Christmas is the feux de joie (fires of joy) that are lit along the banks of the Mississippi from Baton Rouge to New Orleans, meant to guide Papa Noel as he glides down the river in his paddleboat.
On the Queen's 80th birthday parade I was the first one to pull the trigger to start the Feux de Joie, the gunfire ripple.