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The band’s pyrotechnics started a fire.
  plural:  fireworks; or the craft of creating and displaying them

singular:  related to fireworks
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  • The band’s pyrotechnics started a fire.
  • enjoy the pyrotechnic display
  • the pyrotechnics company that created the firework display for the Super Bowl
  • The spectacular pyrotechnic display could be viewed thirty miles away.
    Ellen Raskin  --  The Westing Game

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  • And pyrotechnics!
    Sara Shepard  --  Pretty Little Liars
  • He distracted many of the demons with his pyrotechnics, but some noticed us.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Red Pyramid
  • The suns now stood high in the black sky, the pyrotechnics of dawn were over, and the surface of the planet appeared bleak and forbidding in the common light of day—gray dusty and only dimly contoured.
    Douglas Adams  --  The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
  • A pyrotechnical castle was being assembled.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  Love in the Time of Cholera
  • Lasguns would knock them down, but lasguns were expensive and notoriously cranky of maintenance—and there was always the peril of explosive pyrotechnics if the laser beam intersected a hot shield.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • And sarcasms, sallies, jests, that French thing which is called entrain, and that English thing which is called humor, good and bad taste, good and bad reasons, all the wild pyrotechnics of dialogue, mounting together and crossing from all points of the room, produced a sort of merry bombardment over their heads.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables

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  • As he glanced from Jo to several other young people, attracted by the brilliancy of the philosophic pyrotechnics, he knit his brows and longed to speak, fearing that some inflammable young soul would be led astray by the rockets, to find when the display was over that they had only an empty stick or a scorched hand.
    Louisa May Alcott  --  Little Women
  • The quiet stranger had sprawled very pyrotechnically out on the sidewalk.
    Stephen Crane  --  Maggie: A Girl of the Streets
  • The pyrotechnic pieces sent to Monsieur Tuvache had, through an excess of caution, been shut up in his cellar, and so the damp powder would not light, and the principal set piece, that was to represent a dragon biting his tail, failed completely.
    Gustave Flaubert  --  Madame Bovary
  • This held a small pyrotechnic charge that would go off if the case were improperly opened or suddenly shaken; two CARDINAL signals had been lost when their cases were accidentally dropped.
    Tom Clancy  --  The Hunt for Red October
  • It came to Babbitt with a pyrotechnic crash.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Babbitt
  • …wheels five feet in diameter were whizzing lethally through the air like so many flying saucers; rockets with long tails of brilliant silver stars were ricocheting off the walls; sparklers were writing swear words in midair of their own accord; firecrackers were exploding like mines everywhere Harry looked, and instead of burning themselves out, fading from sight or fizzling to a halt, these pyrotechnical miracles seemed to be gaining in energy and momentum the longer he watched.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  • The explosions started shortly after midnight, mere lightning crashes at first, and against our better judgment Tuk and I slid our heads through the tent flap to watch the pyrotechnics.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • So brilliant was the snow-glare that when she entered the house she saw the door-knobs, the newspaper on the table, every white surface as dazzling mauve, and her head was dizzy in the pyrotechnic dimness.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Main Street
  • It went, however, but a certain way, and other lights, contending, conflicting lights, and of as many different colours, if possible, as the rockets, the Roman candles and Catherine-wheels of a "pyrotechnic display," would be employable to attest that she was.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volumes 1 & 2
  • Well, you have great pyrotechnics.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Mark of Athena
  • Except that our road show had very serious pyrotechnics.
    Chris Kyle  --  American Sniper
  • He doubted the goblins did either, but their threat had been sufficient to frighten Pietro and Ana so Max guessed a bit of pyrotechnics would be more than sufficient to ensure the couple’s silence.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Fiend And The Forge
  • It went, however, but a certain way, and other lights, contending, conflicting lights, and of as many different colours, if possible, as the rockets, the Roman candles and Catherine-wheels of a "pyrotechnic display," would be employable to attest that she was.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volume 1
  • What a "pyrotechnic display" that would make if they all went off at the same time.
    Ellen Raskin  --  The Westing Game
  • Pyrotechnics?
    Sara Shepard  --  Pretty Little Liars
  • If he had thought that her soul could never smile again, he would have believed the mother and brother, who were pyrotechnic over the affair, to be responsible for it.
    Stephen Crane  --  Maggie: A Girl of the Streets
  • Its use as a weapon is limited in a field-generator-shield culture because of the explosive pyrotechnics (technically, subatomic fusion) created when its beam intersects a shield.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
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