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Synonyms for matchwood

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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In turning the "evanescent flare of readily consumed matchwood, the friability of the pot even when it has been through the kiln" (Beer, "Helmholtz," p.
It did not occur to him there was any danger and he drove straight on and, just as he reached the crossing, a goods train came around the curve and smashed into the gates, bursting them to matchwood.
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.
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.
It had been reporteded that Bombax ceiba exhibits low density hardwood and could be utilized in making matchwood [40,18].
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
He was also involved in holographic nondestructive testing, working with Rolls Royce on turbine blade tests, and on the inspection of nuclear fuel elements in co-operation with Dr John Webster at the Central Electricity Generating Board, Matchwood, in Southampton.
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.