from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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.
  • noun By extension, some thing easily inflammable: as, the house was nothing but a tinder-box.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Alternative spelling of tinder box.


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