slow match


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slow match

n.
A match or fuse that burns slowly at a known rate and is used to set off explosives or fire cannons and muzzle-loading firearms.
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slow match

n
(Chemistry) a match or fuse that burns slowly without flame, esp a wick impregnated with potassium nitrate
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slow′ match′


n.
a slow-burning match or fuse, often consisting of a rope or cord soaked in a solution of saltpeter.
[1795–1805]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.slow match - match or fuse made to burn slowly and evenly
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"
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This they used as a slow match, carrying it always lighted.
If you could get a bag of blasting powder at the front door with a slow match to it--"
Because I've heard from other quarters" Stalky's sentence burned like a slow match, but the explosion was not long delayed.
Now and then during the night horses had galloped at a smart pace over the Buytenhof, the heavy tramp of the patrols had resounded from the pavement, and the slow matches of the arquebuses, flaring in the east wind, had thrown up at intervals a sudden glare as far as to the panes of his window.