- n. a short match, made of wood or wax
“My garmin vesta HCX and a ceramic water filter sold at cabelas for 39.00 0”
“Then he applied a vesta to the envelope that had Bertha Something-or-Other written across its face.”
“As I browsed the antiques section of ebay, I stumbled upon a number of listings for small, rectangular silver items called “vesta cases”.”
“They were carried predominantly by men in a waistcoat pocket or on a ‘double Albert’ chain, which held a pocket watch on one side and a vesta case on the other.”
“Some vesta cases even featured a strike side for lighting the match, and other versions could incorporate a small knife blade.”
“The decline of the vesta case came during WWI, when soldiers found the petrol lighter lasted longer and was easy to refill – most important when the difference between life and death in the trenches could hinge upon a number of seconds.”
“Ei, ka tema on inimene, ta on laps, kellega ma sooviks koos maha istuda ja juttu vesta, ma tahaksin teada, mis on nende silmade taga.”
“In another instant the speaker had struck a wax vesta, and holding it erect in his fingers he looked her in the face.”
“Sooner than part with that vesta-lite emerald of the first importance, descended to me by far from our family, which you treasure up so closely where extremes meet, nay, mozzed lesmended, rather let the whole ekumene universe belong to merry Hal and do whatever his Mary well likes.”
“I found an odd vesta or two in my trouser pockets and struck a light.”
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