jack o'lantern

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jack o'lantern

A pumpkin that has a face carved into it and is lit from within (usually by candles) so that the "face" glows. Typically used as a Halloween decoration. We're carving a jack o'lantern tonight so we can put it outside our door on Halloween.
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Tonight, though, we observe another sort of tradition entirely, "celebrating" by reminding ourselves of the creatures in another dimension, mimicking ghosts and ghouls by donning costumes, festooning our homes with jackolanterns and fake cobwebs, with children and youths making the rounds with calls of "trick or treat
You masquerade as a vermilion, sleek, fat, crosseyed fox in the parade or, where grim jackolanterns leer, go with your bag from door to door foraging for treats.