a cardboard tube wrapped in colored paper, that opens with an explosive noise and releases a party favor when both its ends are pulled; also called cracker , cracker bonbon
The cracker is pulled by two people, and, much in the manner of a wishbone, the cracker splits unevenly – and is very popular in the UK, Australia, and Canada.
noun, Pathology. 1. a hereditary disease characterized by an inability of the blood to clot because of a deficiency of a coagulation factor. noun 1. a relatively mild type of haemophilia, caused by lack of a protein (Christmas factor) implicated in the process of blood clotting Christmas disease Christ·mas disease (krĭs’məs) n. See hemophilia B.
noun 1. the evening or the day preceding Christmas. noun 1. the evening or the whole day before Christmas Day
noun 1. an evergreen fern, Polystichum acrostichoides, having dense clusters of stiff fronds growing from a central rootstock.
noun, Biochemistry. 1. a blood constituent necessary for clotting, the absence of which is characterized by a hemophilialike condition. Christmas factor n. See factor IX.