tinder

Part of speech: noun

A highly inflammable substance, as charred linen.

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Usage examples "tinder":

  1. All I had to do was to get some sulphur and tinder, and the procuring of these two articles set all my wits to work. - "The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons", Jacques Casanova de Seingalt.
  2. Beverley made no response in words; but he was preparing a bit of tinder on the end of a stick with which to fire the cannon. - "Alice of Old Vincennes", Maurice Thompson.
  3. The second Church enterprise was commenced in 1867, tinder the labors of Rev. - "Thirty Years in the Itinerancy", Wesson Gage Miller.