from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A small cardboard folder containing safety matches and having a striking surface along the bottom.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A small folded sheet of cardboard containing rows of cardboard matches, generally with a striker on the outside.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A small folder of paper safety matches.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a small folder of paper safety matches
The cigarette in the matchbook is a time bomb technique I remember seeing in the Billy Wilder movie 'Stalag 17'!
The service was attentive and friendly without being cloying, the branded toothpicks in their 'matchbook' holders a funky touch, and the bill a pretty reasonable £95 including service - which, surprisingly for London, wasn't included as standard!
Codey, D-Essex, privately told Gannett New Jersey that the New Jersey Education Association, the state's largest teachers 'union, had approached him beforehand to argue the use of the so-called "matchbook" degrees should be negotiated in contract talks.
Every thing from the choice of wines to the music in the air to the matchbook cover gets his scrutiny.
Gallagher, 83, and Paredes, the maid who boxed up the clothes, together have posted for Internet auction a long list of items that once belonged to Jacqueline Kennedy - including a pink nightgown: $300-$400; a used tube of "Arden Pink" lipstick and some pale blue stationery: $200-$300; and an unopened pack of Greek cigarettes and matchbook: $100-$200.
"A cigarette, a matchbook contain a secret life much more intense than certain humans… I see a tree, I get a shock as if it were something breathing..."
– - Cassell gets his political info from Newsmax and his medical info from a correspondence school he found on the back of a matchbook cover.
Life as "advertised" and life as "lived" were insuperably intertwined on the pages of "LIFE" and "LOOK" magazines, on television shows, commercials, billboards, hotel signs, romance novels and even matchbook covers as never before.
With in the duct tape I have put a few hooks and a matchbook.
The coaster and matchbook ideas were clever ... but I get the feeling that the writers don't test half of their ideas in the real world.