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  • noun Plural form of flammable.

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Examples

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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