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synonyms for tinder

  • fuel
  • kindling
  • punk
  • wood
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Keep it burning Stock up on tinder, whether it be pine needles or cotton balls, and give your fire plenty of room to breathe.
EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW TO START A FIREPOPSCI STAFFFEBRUARY 18, 2021POPULAR-SCIENCE
A classic fire starting tinder of the northeast is the fungus that grows on birch trees.
THE TWO TYPES OF FUNGI YOU WANT IN YOUR FIRE-STARTING KITBY TIM MACWELCH/OUTDOOR LIFEFEBRUARY 16, 2021POPULAR-SCIENCE
At many news outlets, the comment magnets are articles that wade into the thorniest controversies, sparking flame wars from the tinder of entrenched political views.
OUR FAVORITE COMMENTS OF THE YEARTHOMAS LINDECEMBER 23, 2020QUANTA MAGAZINE
The climate crisis has warmed and dried that tinder, leading to five of the six largest fires in California history just this year.
CALIFORNIA WILL KEEP BURNING. BUT HOUSING POLICY IS MAKING IT WORSE.BY ELIZABETH WEIL AND MOLLIE SIMONOCTOBER 2, 2020PROPUBLICA
The fires follow a bone-dry winter in Northern California and a stretch of record-setting summer heat waves across the state, conditions that effectively turned grasslands and forests into tinder.
YES, CLIMATE CHANGE IS ALMOST CERTAINLY FUELING CALIFORNIA’S MASSIVE FIRESJAMES TEMPLEAUGUST 20, 2020MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
Three of the Spanish ships were burning like so much tinder, and it was plain that the battle was as good as won.
STORIES OF OUR NAVAL HEROESVARIOUS
"I think you're a little tinder-box," he said, smiling ruefully.
THE HIGHGRADERWILLIAM MACLEOD RAINE
She picked up the tinder box and the box of matches and put them in her pocket.
THE BEACH OF DREAMSH. DE VERE STACPOOLE
"It forms an excellent tinder-box," he replied, asking permission to retain it.
MEXICOCHARLES REGINALD ENOCK
He also had a tinder-box, and some matches, to enable him to make a fire.
ROLLO'S PHILOSOPHY. [AIR]JACOB ABBOTT
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO TINDER

  • blaze
  • bonfire
  • campfire
  • coals
  • combustion
  • conflagration
  • devouring
  • element
  • embers
  • flame and smoke
  • flames
  • flare
  • glow
  • hearth
  • heat
  • holocaust
  • hot spot
  • incandescence
  • inferno
  • luminosity
  • oxidation
  • phlogiston
  • pyre
  • rapid oxidation
  • scintillation
  • scorching
  • sea of flames
  • searing
  • sparks
  • tinder
  • up in smoke
  • warmth
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.