One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
An indoor firework that produces ash in a coiled, serpentine form as it burns.
- ‘In Virginia, sparklers, fountains, pharaoh's serpents, pinwheels and whirligigs are permitted. Prohibited are firecrackers, skyrockets, torpedoes and other fireworks which explode, travel laterally, and rise into the air or fire projectiles into the air.’
- ‘Fireworks which are legal for public use include sparklers, fountains, pharaoh's serpents, and pinwheels, although these fireworks must be ignited on private property with the property owner's consent.’
Named by association with Aaron's staff which turned into a serpent before the Pharaoh (Exod. 7:9).
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