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noun as in material for starting a fire

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It wound up demonstrating how difficult it will be to do anything about the factors and incentives that contribute the kindling.

Hiller opens a barrel, lifts out wood particles and pieces of kindling, and lets them run through his fingers.

He is a slightly built New Englander, in tie and shirtsleeves, whose sense of humor is about as dry and incendiary as kindling.

His riff toward the end when he bragged about winning three times in a blue state just might have been the kindling.

The new health care ads are designed to jack up sentiments to the kindling point.

Tim got down on the hearth and began piling paper and kindling and logs in the fireplace.

"The Church is very just," the priest answered him, more sternly still, a holy wrath kindling his sombre eyes.

Her eyes, now kindling again as she recovered from her recent fears, sought Fortunio's shifty glance.

"It would be idle," came Wilding's icy voice to quench the gleam of hope kindling anew in Richard's breast.

The terrible, slow-kindling anger of this Northerner made Durnovo catch his breath.


On this page you'll find 14 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to kindling, such as: coals, firewood, lightwood, tinder, twigs, and wood.

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