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  • n. Plural form of flammable.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • The indignity climaxed with a bunk up on the sofa bed; Rainie stifling Lambrini belches in her flimsiest flammables while Derek's pomade spread across the sheets like cheap margarine.

    World of Lather

  • The most likely explanation is that in a compound under siege and with the electricity shut off, tanks punching holes in the walls knocked over lamps or other flammables.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Waco

  • When enough insulation is gone from two adjoining cables, electricity jumps (or "arcs") between them, touching off a fire that quickly consumes nearby flammables.

    Tom Bisky: When Manholes Explode, New Yorkers Shrug

  • The makeshift chimney was faulty, the woodstove too hot, a cigar got too close to the flammables — paint thinner, gasoline — it was anyone's guess.

    Good Fences

  • As the jam on the highway, also known as National Highway 110, passed the 10-day mark Tuesday, local authorities dispatched hundreds of police to keep order and to reroute cars and trucks carrying essential supplies, such as food or flammables, around the main bottleneck.

    China Traffic Jam Could Last Weeks

  • Ever since he set the hallway on fire after dropping his cigarette into a bucket of turpentine, Dad was extremely careful with flammables.

    Chicken Soup for the Soul: Family Matters

  • So now we have a stout wooden crate packed tightly with flammables like dry straw and waxed cloth, and a fire breaks out all around.

    In The Shadow of The Cypress

  • The city wall was solid rock and immune to the flames, though tents and banners and other flammables stacked near it were twisting skeletons of orange-lipped black ash that writhed and shrank in the night.

    A Corridor in the Asylum

  • Don't fire fighters have to plan, perform preventive maintenance, create budgets, shop for food, investigate new flammables at local businesses, train new staff, learn new techniques, and a whole host of other non-firefighting activities?

    Russell Bishop: Overwhelm And The Corporate Arsonist

  • The area around your house foot print needs to be clear of all flammables, i.e. wooden sheds, tools, patio furniture, stored items, fuel, pesticides, etc.

    Jesusita fire in Santa Barbara | The Blog of Michael R. Eades, M.D.


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