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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.
Our overcoats are frozen hard and when some of the men tried to beat theirs to make them pliable to lie down in they split like matchwood.
Or, as Gerard Manley Hopkins might have put it: 'this jack, joke, poor potsherd, patch, matchwood, immortal diamond, IS immortal diamond.
SECTIONS of Penarth Pier shattered like matchwood as the 600-ton P and A Campbell pleasure steamer Bristol Queen struck it broadside in heavy fog.
The physical descriptions are wonderful: "Jerome, AZ a town that seemed to be made of matchwood and perched on a cliffside to spit in the face of gravity .
Within minutes, communities were turned to matchwood and whole families drowned.
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].
They were cheap in the extreme because they were probably made of matchwood.
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.
The giant paw of Beefy reaching out to grasp this most delicate piece of handcrafted maple and it instantly disintegrates to matchwood.