Synonyms for tinder

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When he heard the drums he flared up like a spark in the tinder.

It's yersel' knows the tinder feet that's on me since ever I 've bin in this counthry.

You see I have the tinder now safely secured in my tinder-box.

Here is the flint, the tinder being contained in this little box.

I want one of these sparks, if I can persuade it to do so, to fall on my tinder.

How am I to get this spark from the flint and steel to set fire to my tinder?

It is a very different form of carbon, no doubt you think, to tinder.

The first point we discussed was the preparation of the tinder.

When I blow on the tinder my object is to nourish the flame.

The timber of which they were built was dry almost as tinder.

WORD ORIGIN

"dry, inflammable substance," Old English tynder, related to tendan "to kindle," from Proto-Germanic *tund- "ignite, kindle" (cf. Gothic tandjan, Swedish tända, German zünden).

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR TINDER

fire

nounburning

kindling

nounmaterial for starting a fire
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