from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Alternative spelling of tinder box.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A box in which tinder is kept ready for use, usually fitted with flint and steel, the steel being often secured to a lifting cover so that the flint, when struck against it, sends sparks upon the tinder within.
  • n. By extension, some thing easily inflammable: as, the house was nothing but a tinder-box.


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