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  • n. a short match, made of wood or wax


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  • My garmin vesta HCX and a ceramic water filter sold at cabelas for 39.00 0

    Whats your favoret high-teck survival gear? What site or store can you get it at? Thanks.

  • Then he applied a vesta to the envelope that had Bertha Something-or-Other written across its face.


  • As I browsed the antiques section of ebay, I stumbled upon a number of listings for small, rectangular silver items called “vesta cases”.

    2008 January | Edwardian Promenade

  • They were carried predominantly by men in a waistcoat pocket or on a ‘double Albert’ chain, which held a pocket watch on one side and a vesta case on the other.

    Vesta Cases | Edwardian Promenade

  • Some vesta cases even featured a strike side for lighting the match, and other versions could incorporate a small knife blade.

    Vesta Cases | Edwardian Promenade

  • The decline of the vesta case came during WWI, when soldiers found the petrol lighter lasted longer and was easy to refill – most important when the difference between life and death in the trenches could hinge upon a number of seconds.

    Vesta Cases | Edwardian Promenade

  • Ei, ka tema on inimene, ta on laps, kellega ma sooviks koos maha istuda ja juttu vesta, ma tahaksin teada, mis on nende silmade taga.

    tatsutahime Diary Entry

  • In another instant the speaker had struck a wax vesta, and holding it erect in his fingers he looked her in the face.

    The Hand of Ethelberta

  • Sooner than part with that vesta-lite emerald of the first importance, descended to me by far from our family, which you treasure up so closely where extremes meet, nay, mozzed lesmended, rather let the whole ekumene universe belong to merry Hal and do whatever his Mary well likes.

    Finnegans Wake

  • I found an odd vesta or two in my trouser pockets and struck a light.

    The Thirty-Nine Steps


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  • Hence which match matches.

    March 9, 2012

  • The way I see it, ErikJakubowski, you have two options. The first is to add your definition here in the comment section. The second is to build a time machine, find Charles Sanders Peirce, and convince him to write a definiton for the Century Dictionary. (If you decide to go with the second option, I'd consider it a personal favor if you could get him to sneak the word hence into the definition.)

    March 9, 2012

  • How can I add a definition for vesta ?

    March 9, 2012