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  • A match or touch-wood substance for making fire prepared from fungi found growing on old trees.

    January 30, 2010

  • "Some give to the amadow the name pyrotechnical sponge, because of its aptness to take fire." Encyclopaedia Britannica, 6th ed. v. 1, 1823.

    January 30, 2010