matchwood :

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  • n  wood in small pieces or splinters
    the vessel was beaten to matchwood on the rocks
  • n  wood suitable for making matchsticks
  • n  fragments of wood
    it was smashed into matchwood

  • In the Skupshtina, Deputies of the Opposition irretrievably transgressed decorum by tearing the tops off their desks and flailing them to matchwood, while they screamed at .
  • A shear of heavy clay and loosened limestone outcroppings tore through the flimsy homes, crushing many like so much matchwood and trapping their occupants.
  • The leviathan's huge tail flukes can smash the boat to matchwood or sweep a man overboard.
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    A deer eats from a bait pile at a hunting camp north of Matchwood, Mich. on Nov. 14, 2013. The start of state's first wolf hunt coincides with the start of firearm deer hunting season.
    Nov. 15, 2013 - Greenwich Time

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