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See definition of vestas on Dictionary.com
  • as infriction match
  • as inlares and penates

synonyms for vestas

  • Congreve
  • Congreve match
  • Vesta
  • fusee
  • locofoco
  • lucifer match
  • safety match
  • vesuvian
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How to use vestas in a sentence

The process was tedious compared with the rapid action of congreves and vestas in the present day.
DEEP DOWN, A TALE OF THE CORNISH MINESR.M. BALLANTYNE
In disgust he swore it was the devil's own luck, that he should run out of vestas at a time so critical.
THE BLACK BAGLOUIS JOSEPH VANCE
The faint illumination of the big wax vestas often failed to touch the roof.
SCHWARTZ: A HISTORYDAVID CHRISTIE MURRAY
He is a professional beggar, though, in order to avoid the police regulations, he pretends to a small trade in wax vestas.
ADVENTURES OF SHERLOCK HOLMESA. CONAN DOYLE
He put his hand into an inner pocket of his tunic, and pulled out a waterproof metal box half full of vestas.
JACK HAYDON'S QUESTJOHN FINNEMORE
Feeling benevolent, I silently proffered a box of "England's Glory" wax vestas.
ACROSS AMERICA BY MOTOR-CYCLEC. K. SHEPHERD
He is a professional beggar, though in order to avoid the police regulations he pretends to a small trade in wax vestas.
THE ADVENTURES OF SHERLOCK HOLMESARTHUR CONAN DOYLE
Few of those we meet in our late walks, are Proserpines or Vestas; although they may be goddesses of fire.
HOT CORN: LIFE SCENES IN NEW YORK ILLUSTRATEDSOLON ROBINSON
Archer drew a thick satisfying partaga from his case and handed it down, with half-a-dozen wax vestas.
A DESERT DRAMAA. CONAN DOYLE
You have, with forty-eight boxes of wax vestas, and not a single tin of Gold-Flake among em.
TWOS AND THREESG. B. STERN
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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