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He noticed at the same time several burnt matches between his cushions and her chair.
THE WAVEALGERNON BLACKWOOD
Groping to the chimney-place with the aid of his matches, Mr. Collingwood found the candle and lit it.
THE BOARDED-UP HOUSEAUGUSTA HUIELL SEAMAN
That, like the matches, had long ago been used up, and our discoverers were reduced to roasted biscuit-crumbs.
THE GIANT OF THE NORTHR.M. BALLANTYNE
In a literal sense, too,” added Tom Brown, “for it will be sold as waste-paper and be made up into matches.
HUNTING THE LIONSR.M. BALLANTYNE
He pulled out a cigar-case and a box of matches and spent a long time getting a light.
But she knew it was useless to argue with Henry, so she hastily groped in the bag for the matches and handed them to her brother.
THE BOX-CAR CHILDRENGERTRUDE CHANDLER WARNER
Burland dropped beside Jack Carlson, brought out his matches, struck one.
These matches were fuses of some slow-burning fiber, like tow, which would keep a spark for a considerable time.
Matches are made in trains overland as easily and quickly as on sea voyages or at quiet summer resorts.
OVERLANDJOHN WILLIAM DE FOREST
I took fish-lines and matches and other things—everything that was worth a cent.
ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN, COMPLETEMARK TWAIN (SAMUEL CLEMENS)

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