Synonyms for kindling

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She was at the stove, where an armful of kindling had been set off to take the chill out of the house.

He rushed for the kindling, picking out a swimming raisin as he ran.

The kindling of the fire seems to have been for the purpose of annoying the enemy.

I won't complain no more and I will split the kindling and everything.

And see how the evening sun is kindling the white peaks to purple and gold.

A gleam like laughter came into her eyes; nor did she shun his kindling gaze.

"By the first standard," replied the Angel, with kindling eyes.

His eyes were kindling strangely as he watched the oncoming filly.

Two things are essential in the building of a fire--kindling and air.

"You're too chip-per," replied the cinder to the kindling wood.

WORD ORIGIN

"material for lighting fire," 1510s, from present participle of kindle (v.). Earlier "a setting alight" (c.1300).

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nounmaking conscious or alert
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