matchstick matchstick

Definition(s):

  • (n) a short thin stick of wood used in making matches

Usage(s):

  1. An iron curtain separates father from son, but only a matchstick partition divides their bedrooms, and that proves woefully inhibiting.
  2. He promised to stop, then began picking his teeth with the blackened matchstick.
  3. The Searchers: The lapses in logic and the general air of incoherence are only minor imperfections in a film as carefully contrived as a matchstick castle.

News

  • Funeral Director Reflects On Life Full Of 'Sad, Good' Times

    As a little boy, Isaiah Owens felt a strong calling to bury the dead. First, he buried a matchstick, and then his neighbors' pets. Today, he runs his own funeral home in Harlem. He's also the focus of a new PBS documentary about African-American funeral traditions. Guest host Celeste Headlee talks to Owens about Homegoings .
    on June 21, 2013     Source: NPR

Quotes

  1. Status Quo's Francis Rossi said: "The 2008 UK tour is going to be very special for us. This year marks the 40th anniversary of our first ever hit single 'Pictures Of Matchstick Men.'" "We are going to celebrate in style - there will be lots...
    on Mar 27, 2008 By: Francis Rossi Source: Ipswich Evening Star

  2. Writing for the Western Mail's sister glossy magazine WM, and clearly having some fun at Moss's expense, Banks asked, "Can Kate sharpen a pencil or draw a matchstick man? I wouldn't put money on it. I think [Madonna is] a very talented singer. Have...
    on Apr 23, 2007 By: Jeff Banks Source: ic Wales

  3. "The 2008 UK tour is going to be very special for us," said Parfitt. "This year marks the 40th anniversary of our first hit single Pictures Of Matchstick Men." "We are going to celebrate in style and we want all our true fans to join...
    on Apr 1, 2008 By: Rick Parfitt Source: ic Wales

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