Parlor match

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Parlor match A friction match that contains little or no sulphur.
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Usage

In literature:

At the hotel they gave us rooms that were alarming, for size, and parlor to match.
"A Tramp Abroad, Complete" by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
Once the blue jay found a good match, of the parlor match variety.
"Good Stories For Great Holidays" by Frances Jenkins Olcott
Once in the parlor Uncle Daniel struck a match and put it to the candle, and then the music ceased.
"The Bobbsey Twins in the Country" by Laura Lee Hope
You try to lure him away with a wad of medicated cotton stuck on the end of a parlor match.
"Cobb's Anatomy" by Irvin S. Cobb
At the hotel they gave us rooms that were alarming, for size, and parlor to match.
"A Tramp Abroad" by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
I lit my cigar with a genuine imported Swedish parlor match.
"One Third Off" by Irvin S. Cobb
It swung back, as though nothing more than a parlor match had held it shut.
"Never-Fail Blake" by Arthur Stringer
In this parlor were six haircloth chairs and a sofa to match.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Volume 7" by Elbert Hubbard
The parlor bedroom was furnished to match.
"Still Jim" by Honoré Willsie Morrow
I think that dog was chewing that box of parlor matches.
"Peck's Bad Boy and His Pa 1883" by George W. Peck
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