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Buscapiés

Fuegos artificiales

Spanish Vocabulary Builder 12/27/2012
Word: Buscapiés
bus-ca-PIÉS
English: Firecracker
Etymology: De buscar y pie
Meaning: 1. m. Cohete sin varilla que, encendido, corre por la tierra entre los pies de la gente.
Topic:Fuegos artificiales
Example:

Las quemaduras, provocadas por los llamados cohetes "buscapiés", requirieron que fueran atendidas por los medios de protección civil y Cruz Roja, sobre el terreno.

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