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safety match

noun as in match protected from accidentally lighting

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He took one up, eased a stray safety match from his vest pocket, flicked it with his fingernail, and lit up.

Frey reached in his pocket and pulled out a safety match and flicked it with his fingernail.

Mrs. van Warmelo says the instructions were dispatched in a false double-bottom of an ordinary safety match-box.

After several ineffectual attempts to light this, he discovered it was a safety-match.

The outside cover of a small safety match box is given to the first man on each team.


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On this page you'll find 4 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to safety match, such as: friction match, lucifer, and matchbook.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.