kindling


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kin·dling

 (kĭnd′lĭng)
n.
Easily ignited material, such as dry sticks of wood, used to start a fire. Also called regionally fatwood, lightwood.

kindling

(ˈkɪndlɪŋ)
n
material for starting a fire, such as dry wood, straw, etc

kin•dling

(ˈkɪnd lɪŋ)

n.
1. material that can be readily ignited, used in starting a fire.
2. the act of a person who kindles.
[1250–1300]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.kindling - material for starting a firekindling - material for starting a fire  
igniter, ignitor, lighter - a substance used to ignite or kindle a fire
2.kindling - the act of setting something on fire
burning, combustion - the act of burning something; "the burning of leaves was prohibited by a town ordinance"
Translations
حَطَب لإشْعال النّار
optændingsbrænde
meggyújtás
sprek til uppkveikju
aanmaakhout
drevo/papier na podpálenie
çırakuru odun

kindling

[ˈkɪndlɪŋ] Nleña f (menuda), astillas fpl

kindling

[ˈkɪndlɪŋ] npetit bois m

kindling

n (= wood)Anzündholz nt, → Anmachholz nt

kindling

[ˈkɪndlɪŋ] nfrasche fpl, ramoscelli mpl

kindle

(ˈkindl) verb
to (cause to) catch fire. I kindled a fire using twigs and grass; The fire kindled easily; His speech kindled the anger of the crowd.
ˈkindling noun
dry wood etc for starting a fire.
References in classic literature ?
A chanting cherub adorned the cover of the sugar bucket, and attempts to portray Romeo and Juliet supplied kindling for some time.
Those light, swift fires, running about the country, seemed a part of the same kindling that was in the air.
It is so," said Cora, drawing a long breath, as if reviving from a trance, raising her face, and shaking back her shining veil, with a kindling eye, that contradicted the death-like paleness of her countenance; "but why--it is not permitted us to inquire.
I mean, get to work on your statistics, and don't burn so much kindling getting your fire started.
Her narrow, humdrum existence bloomed under the dews that fell from this fresh spirit; her dullness brightened under the kindling touch of the younger mind, took fire from the "vital spark of heavenly flame" that seemed always to radiate from Rebecca's presence.
There was a light in the porter's lodge: when we reached it, we found the porter's wife just kindling her fire: my trunk, which had been carried down the evening before, stood corded at the door.
Afterwards, they dried and combed her beautiful hair, and gave her a pair of enormous slippers, and wheeled her to the fire; and I left her, as merry as she could be, dividing her food between the little dog and Skulker, whose nose she pinched as he ate; and kindling a spark of spirit in the vacant blue eyes of the Lintons - a dim reflection from her own enchanting face.
She watched his kindling face with a delicious sense of triumph in adding fuel to the fire; she trapped him into forgetting all considerations of time and place, and striking as hearty a stroke on the rickety little lodging-house table, in the fervor of his talk, as if his hand had descended on the solid bulwark of his ship.
Something in the emphasis he laid upon the kindling of those sparks, and something in the glance he directed at me as he said it, had made me start as if I had seen him illuminated by a blaze of light.
Yes, brief and rapid as our glance at each other had been, I had fancied in her eyes a momentary kindling as they met mine, a warm summer- lightning which seemed for a second to light up for me the inner heaven of her soul.