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touch·wood

 (tŭch′wo͝od′)
n.
Material, such as decayed wood, that is used as tinder; punk.

[From its being easy to ignite.]

touchwood

(ˈtʌtʃˌwʊd)
n
something, esp dry wood or fungus material such as amadou, used as tinder
[C16: touch (in the sense: to kindle) + wood1]

touch•wood

(ˈtʌtʃˌwʊd)

n.
[1570–80]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.touchwood - material for starting a firetouchwood - material for starting a fire  
igniter, ignitor, lighter - a substance used to ignite or kindle a fire
Translations
agaric de chêneamadouvier
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I AM much alarmed at the plans to extend Touchwood shopping centre because of the damage it will do to the Conservation Area and the major inconvenience to the aged and disabled.
Touchwood Investments, the financially distressed forestry management firm, has filed a statement with the Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) on Monday to clarify on the company s position at present related to some reports in the media.
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Touchwood Shopping Centre is celebrating 15 years in Solihull this autumn and is inviting guests to raise a glass to the centre, and enjoy a refreshing drink at its exclusive Prosecco bar.
DEAR Editor, I am very alarmed at the plans to extend Solihull's Touchwood shopping centre, because of the damage it will do to the Conservation Area and the major inconvenience to the aged and disabled.
THE expansion of Solihull's Touchwood shopping centre has moved a step closer after a planning application was lodged this week.