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- n. a strip of paper impregnated with nitre used as a fuse for firing gunpowder, fireworks etc
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Paper steeped in saltpeter, which burns slowly, and is used as a match for firing gunpowder, and the like.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Paper steeped in niter so that it catches fire from a spark and burns slowly, used for firing gunpowder and other explosives.
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