from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A short slender piece of wood from which a match is made.
- n. Something similar to a matchstick, as in slenderness or strength.
- adj. Short, narrow, and slender: matchstick arms; matchstick slices of potato.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A small, slender piece of wood or cardboard serving as a component of a match.
- n. Any similarly small and thin pieces; frequently used in the plural.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a short thin stick of wood used in making matches
Lia and Cassie are best friends, wintergirls frozen in matchstick bodies, competitors in a deadly contest to see who can be the skinniest.
ANTHONY on May 28, 2008 rockwell was great in matchstick men
Jordan am i the only one who really enjoyed alison lohman's performance in matchstick men?
..haha, I meant to say that the Dutch use the word "lucifer" for matchstick, not that it's a Dutch word.
The absence of the usual Lowry matchstick people puroposely going about their business says a lot really as the North once again awaits its fate as the conservative misrule abyss slowly but surely heads its way as it did so in all those wasted tory years of the eighties and nineties where only now the rebuilding of those communites and towns has recently been completed.
Yes Zach I would prefer "those mustard yellow matchstick built hovels, even with their big asphalt parking lots (with inevitable weed-filled cracks)".
Do you really think those mustard yellow matchstick built hovels, even with their big asphalt parking lots (with inevitable weed-filled cracks) are a better alternative?
The two-foot high plant with matchstick twigs was duly photographed with its proud owner, then it was given a permanent home in our front garden.
She had a chiseled face with a button-shaped nose, rosebud lips, dirty-blond straight hair, and skinny matchstick legs.
Rattigan modeled Gregor after the Swedish matchstick monopolist Ivar Kreuger, an early pioneer of complex financial schemes both legitimate and otherwise.