kindling kindling  /ˈkɪnd lɪŋ/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) material for starting a fire
  2. (n) the act of setting something on fire

Usage(s):

  1. We're here to add kindling to that fire.
  2. This is the dry kindling for a market firestorm.
  3. He also acknowledged the injunction had backfired, kindling publicity for Wikileaks and driving traffic to its mirror sites.

News

  1. FiAir LLC Launches Made-in-America Fire Tool on Flag Day

    The first and only truly portable, point-and-shoot blower for rapid kindling of wood and charcoal fires begins shipping June 14. (PRWeb June 13, 2013) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/6/prweb10826283.htm
    on June 13, 2013     Source: PRWeb

  2. Dangerous log build up at Santa's Village removed

    LAKE ARROWHEAD -- Over the last decade the bark beetle destroyed several trees in the San Bernardino National Forest, leaving in its wake hundreds of dead trees that were prime kindling for firestorms.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: San Bernardino Sun

Quotes

  1. "The aerobic exercise is like the kindling wood, it starts the fire in your metabolism," Greene said. "Weight training is like that big log that's going to carry you through, maintaining that muscle, burning calories -- and that's what you...
    on May 6, 2004 By: Bob Greene Source: KIROtv.com

  2. "They took us to the wood shed and used every piece of kindling they had," Casey said.
    on Jan 17, 2007 By: Dwane Casey Source: USA Today

  3. "The reaction has been phenomenal, like a match dropped on dry kindling," said Cecile Richards, president of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America.
    on Nov 23, 2009 By: Cecile Richards Source: New York Times

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