Definitions

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  • n. small block of flammable substance, typically sawdust and wax combined, used to light fires.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. (a piece of) a substance that burns easily and can be used to start a coal or coke fire.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A composition of inflammable materials, as pitch and sawdust, used for kindling fires.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. (a piece of) a substance that burns easily and can be used to start a coal or coke fire

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Examples

  • Failure to act against foreigners who are stretching public services, he added, would be handing a "firelighter" to Britain's small but rabidly anti-immigrant political party, the British National Party.

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  • It's the conversational firelighter that sees you through a sputtering 0-0 draw at The Hawthorns.

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  • Gathering a few handfuls of straw from a ruined mattress and a candle stub for a firelighter, she dug in her pack for a couple of strike-anywhere matches and managed to get a small blaze going, astonished that the ancient peat was still dry enough to burn.

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  • I call forth the firelighter but the arsonist breaks through and he is I.

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  • Reports suggest that after speaking to the FT Beverly Hughes was heard to say to her advisor, "have you got a spare tenner I can use as a firelighter please?"

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  • She knelt down to poke the firelighter under the wooden kindling and then leaned forward as she lit a match.

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  • He resumed it in our chambers, while I operated on the hearth with a firelighter.

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  • ONCE a burning firelighter is placed against a tyre, it takes a few minutes for a car to ignite, giving the arsonist plenty of time to escape.

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  • Liverpool fans need something quickly to replace those Torres 9 numbers, once the biggest selling replica in Premier League history, now of little more use than as a firelighter.

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