• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Smift A match for firing a charge of powder, as in blasting; a fuse.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n smift A bit of touchwood, touch-paper, greased candle-wick, or paper or cotton dipped in melted sulphur, used to ignite the train or squib in blasting. This old method of setting off a blast has been almost entirely done away with by the introduction of the safety-fuse, Also called snuff.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Smift smift a piece of touchwood, &c., formerly used to ignite the train in blasting
    • Smift Also Snuff
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