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Skyrocket   /skˈaɪrˌɑkət/   Listen
Skyrocket

noun
1.
Propels bright light high in the sky, or used to propel a lifesaving line or harpoon.  Synonym: rocket.
2.
Sends a firework display high into the sky.  Synonym: rocket.






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"Skyrocket" Quotes from Famous Books



... Christmas, won't it, little missy, for both of us? A big Christmas for both of us; you as sound and round as a peach again, and me shooting up like a skyrocket ...
— The Best Short Stories of 1915 - And the Yearbook of the American Short Story • Various

... won't wash, will it, you fellows?" cried Parson, excitedly, planting himself firmly in his place, and evidently seeing through the deep designs of the enemy. "Bother seconding! I mean to move my amendment, if I stick here all night! (Terrific Skyrocket cheers.) We kids have been snubbed long enough, and we're going to make a stand!" ("Question," "Order.") "All very well for you to sing ...
— The Willoughby Captains • Talbot Baines Reed

... but fifty cents a share, an' it's goin' up like a skyrocket, an' there's others. There's a new railroad out there, an' other mines, an' a new invention for makin' fuel out of coal-dust, ...
— The Debtor - A Novel • Mary E. Wilkins Freeman



Words linked to "Skyrocket" :   rocket, move up, arise, go up, lift, firework, rise, pyrotechnic, uprise, visual signal, come up



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