matchwood


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wood in small pieces or splinters

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wood suitable for making matchsticks

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fragments of wood

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ZONE 17dieas An PS8million secondary school being built for the town was also smashed to matchwood.
Nearly 95 per cent of the deaths from the typhoon came from the two areas, where an estimated 70 to 80 per cent of structures in the path of the storm were reduced to matchwood and rubble.
He flew by helicopter from New York to Sea Girt National Guard base before driving in a motorcade to Mantoloking, where collapsed houses and buildings reduced to matchwood litter the shore.
It had been reporteded that Bombax ceiba exhibits low density hardwood and could be utilized in making matchwood [40,18].
Flesh fade, and mortal trash Fall to the residuary worm; | world's wildfire, leave but ash: In a flash, at a trumpet crash, I am all at once what Christ is, | since he was what I am, and This Jack, joke, poor potsherd, | patch, matchwood, immortal diamond, Is immortal diamond.
That was Burrough Hill Lad, a big, dark brute of a horse who covered the ground with relentless and deceptive ease and made matchwood of anything that got in his way.
They were cheap in the extreme because they were probably made of matchwood.
The giant paw of Beefy reaching out to grasp this most delicate piece of handcrafted maple and it instantly disintegrates to matchwood.
When we got to the turnstiles they said they were going to lock them but a load of lads stormed the gates and they went down like matchwood with police underneath them
But beneath this lively cultural commentary, Counties of Contention, no more than Poor Scholar, reveals an expression of belief, a muscular democratic vision, that in Kiely's words, 'some day every Irish man may see that coercion and consequent bitterness do not really produce true liberty, and all the miseries of the past will be seen in a new light and from a new angle, and the real barrier, which is a thing of the spirit, will go down like matchwood before the advance of a new and united people'.
I don't think I'd actually want one in the house because the furniture would quickly be turned to matchwood, but they don't smell nasty and I think they could be house trained not to sleep on the beds.
To think that my life would end as matchwood When once in a forest I proudly stood Towering above all, I felt so supreme With a beautiful bark and leaves of green Now chopped up and in a matchbox I lay For the use of mankind each and every day.
Whole villages were reduced to matchwood and the debris of the disaster still litters the beach - which is strewn with flip-flops, trainers and the remains of people's homes.
2001) identified charred matchwood in the remains of a hearth and various stone artefacts (flakes, cores, grindstones) on the sandy floor and at the dripline.