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match·stick

 (măch′stĭk′)
n.
1. A short, slender piece of wood from which a match is made.
2. Something similar to a matchstick, as in slenderness: a jicama cut into matchsticks.

matchstick

(ˈmætʃˌstɪk)
n
the wooden part of a match
adj
1. made with or as if with matchsticks: a matchstick model.
2. (esp of figures drawn with single strokes) thin and straight: matchstick men.

match•stick

(ˈmætʃˌstɪk)

n.
1. a short slender piece of wood used in making matches.
2. something that suggests a matchstick in thinness or fragility.
[1785–95]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.matchstick - a short thin stick of wood used in making matchesmatchstick - a short thin stick of wood used in making matches
friction match, match, lucifer - lighter consisting of a thin piece of wood or cardboard tipped with combustible chemical; ignites with friction; "he always carries matches to light his pipe"; "as long you've a lucifer to light your fag"
stick - an implement consisting of a length of wood; "he collected dry sticks for a campfire"; "the kid had a candied apple on a stick"
Translations

matchstick

[ˈmætʃstɪk] Nfósforo m

matchstick

[ˈmætʃstɪk]
n (= match) → allumette f matchsticks
npl (= thin sticks of vegetable) → julienne f
to cut sth into matchsticks [+ carrots, leeks, cucumber, celery] → couper qch en julienne
Cut the cucumber into matchsticks → Coupez le concombre en julienne.match-up matchup [ˈmætʃʌp] n (= head-to-head, competition) → duel m

matchstick

[ˈmætʃˌstɪk] nfiammifero
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Everyone is familiar with the matchstick men of Stretford artist LS Lowry.
This led me to find others following similar obsessions and a Google search discovered the largest matchstick model (according to The Guinness Book of Records) is of a North Sea oil platform and took David Reynolds of Southampton 15 years using 4,075 million matchsticks.
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He rose from the valleys Reaching the top of his career Taking on all challengers No man did he fear Fighting fire with fire The Welshman blazed a trail Becoming British champion Bringing glory to Ebbw Vale Known as the matchstick man Because he was tall and thin But he was as strong as an ox With an iron will to win Then an offer came his way For a World Title fight Little did he know It was to be his last fight Matched with a Mexican By the name of Lupe Pintor Sadly he never recovered When Lupe knocked him to the floor Many years have passed Since that very sad day But memories of Johnny Will never fade away by T.
Evelyn is a teenager living in England in the late 1800s, and after having worked with poisonous materials in a matchstick factory, she has phossy jaw.
Mad Solutions, a marketing agency for Arabic films, created the first trailer for the upcoming film "Zay Oud El-Kabret" (Like a Matchstick) as a GIF picture of a matchstick lit up in black and white.
The management were intrigued and, inspired by the band's first hit Pictures Of Matchstick Men, the artist used around 4,000 matches to create the striking artworks.
But while Stockton model maker David Newton's matchstick version of the famous 17th Century mausoleum is on a much smaller scale, it's still a big achievement.
Up to now, a Lowry was only famous for drawing pictures of matchstick men and matchstick cats and dogs.
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Answering this fully is likely to be a significant challenge for younger high school classes, but should be accessible to them if they have done the initial work on the 20 matchstick problem and perhaps a few other fixed values, and have used these examples to develop a sound understanding of the triangle inequality relationship.
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