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noun as in wood for fire

Strong matches

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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.

A classic fire starting tinder of the northeast is the fungus that grows on birch trees.

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.

The climate crisis has warmed and dried that tinder, leading to five of the six largest fires in California history just this year.

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.

Tinder and OkCupid are both owned by IAC, the parent company of The Daily Beast.

This wasn't even my own account on JSwipe, which has been described as the Jewish Tinder.

On and offline, offenses ranged from awful Tinder messages to violent threats on Twitter to street stalking.

Things began to look up, she said in the post, when she met Phelps, 29, on Tinder.

When you met him on Tinder were you initially thinking of this as a hook-up or a relationship?

Three of the Spanish ships were burning like so much tinder, and it was plain that the battle was as good as won.

"I think you're a little tinder-box," he said, smiling ruefully.

She picked up the tinder box and the box of matches and put them in her pocket.

"It forms an excellent tinder-box," he replied, asking permission to retain it.

He also had a tinder-box, and some matches, to enable him to make a fire.


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On this page you'll find 6 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to tinder, such as: fuel, kindling, punk, and wood.

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