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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An instrument, used by certain peoples of the East Indies to produce fire.
  • n. A device consisting of a cylinder and piston attached to a tinder-box. The tinder may be ignited by the heat generated in the compression of the air in the cylinder.

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