kindling

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n kindling the act of setting something on fire
    • n kindling material for starting a fire
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n kindling A brood or litter.
    • n kindling The act of causing to burn; setting on fire.
    • n kindling Material, usually dry wood cut into small pieces, for starting a fire: as, put some kindling in the stove: most commonly in the plural.
    • n kindling The bringing forth of young: applied by English fanciers to rabbits.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Kindling the act of causing to burn: the materials for commencing a fire
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Quotations

  • G. S. Hillard
    G. S. Hillard
    “Anger may be kindled in the noblest breasts: but in these slow droppings of an unforgiving temper never takes the shape of consistency of enduring hatred.”
  • Chinese Proverb
    Chinese Proverb
    “The fire you kindle for your enemy often burns yourself more than him.”
  • Tryon Edwards
    Tryon%20Edwards
    “To waken interest and kindle enthusiasm is the sure way to teach easily and successfully.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Enthusiasm is that kindling spark which marks the difference between the leaders in every activity and the laggards who put in just enough to get by.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “You cannot kindle a fire in any other heart until it is burning in your own.”
  • Dorothea Brande
    Dorothea Brande
    “Man's mind is not a container to be filled but rather a fire to be kindled.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Ice. kyndyll, a torch—L. candela, candle.

Usage

In literature:

The kindled roll diffused its searching perfume and wrought a soothing change of mood.
"A Dream of Empire" by William Henry Venable
If his statement does not kindle the imagination, it falls short of his aim.
"The Last Harvest" by John Burroughs
Every one saw, from the kindling passion in the king's eyes, that an explosion was most imminent.
"The Vicomte de Bragelonne" by Alexandre Dumas
My father is made of the stuff that kindles martyr fires.
"The Southerner" by Thomas Dixon
The house was immediately kindled into a flame by this information.
"The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.II. From William and Mary to George II." by Tobias Smollett
Then, through sea-wrack and night, came the squadron of fire-ships, each one a pyramid of kindling flame.
"Deeds that Won the Empire" by W. H. Fitchett
They kindled a fire, unpacked cooking utensils and food, and took their evening meal.
"Tales of Wonder Every Child Should Know" by Various
Your words were like the steel striking the flint, and kindling the tinder of their national ardor.
"Napoleon and the Queen of Prussia" by L. Mühlbach,
They lived in it again (sitting over their cocoa in the tiny dining-room), each kindling the other with the same sacred flame.
"The Judgment of Eve" by May Sinclair
While they talked together his face would kindle and shine upon them, as with a mild evening light.
"The Literary World Seventh Reader" by Various
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In poetry:

My heart grows warm with holy fire,
And kindles with a pure desire:
Come, my dear Jesus, from above,
And feed my soul with heav'nly love.
"Hymn 15" by Isaac Watts
To me the street was just the same,
The people and the city's stir;
But life had kindled into flame,
And all the world was changed for her.
"The Mystery Of A Year" by Archibald Lampman
When the sound of thy children's cry
Hath stricken thy gladness dumb,
I will kindle thine upward eye
With a laugh from the years that come.
"To My Mother Earth" by George MacDonald
And all that love can do is done,
As shown to them in countless ways:
She kindles to the brighter blaze
The fireside of the world—the sun.
"The Meetings Of The Flowers" by Denis Florence MacCarthy
Or should I try to shun thy sight
Beneath the spreading veil of night,
One glance of thine, one piercing ray,
Would kindle darkness into day.
"Psalm 139 part 1" by Isaac Watts
Grant us thy truth to make us free,
And kindling hearts that burn for thee,
Till all thy living altars claim
One holy light, one heavenly flame!
"A Sun-Day Hymn" by Oliver Wendell Holmes

In news:

Kindle Paperwhite makes e-reading a pleasure.
Amazon Showing 4-6 Week Wait For Kindle Paperwhite .
Amazon's Kindle Paperwhite receives rave reviews.
Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos demonstrates the Amazon Kindle Paperwhite .
The reviews are in and, by most accounts, Amazon's Kindle Paperwhite is a glowing success.
Nokia Lumia News and the Kindle Paperwhite .
This week on the Gadget Lab Show, the gang talks Windows Phone and takes a good look at the newest e-reader on the market, the Kindle Paperwhite .
Kindle Paperwhite is king of the e-readers.
The new Kindle Paperwhite e-reader has a lighted screen for reading in the dark.
Kindle Paperwhite keeps Amazon at top of the pile for e-readers.
The Amazon Kindle Paperwhite matches the Barnes and Noble Nook Glowlight on price (as long as you don't mind looking at a couple of advertisements).
The Princeton Architecture Press recently released Seventy -nine Short Essays on Design by graphic designer Michael Bierut for Kindle and iBooks.
The Princeton Architecture Press recently released Seventy-nine Short Essays on Design by graphic designer Michael Bierut for Kindle and iBooks.
A Kindle isn't enough, now they want the Kindle Fire.
Kindle, E-Readers Must Be Cheap, Flexible to Supplant Books.
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In science:

Jack Silverstein kindled the first author’s involvement in the sub ject with a manuscript of unpublished work and several email discussions.
The polynomial method for random matrices
In recent years, the study of an increasing numbers of natural phenomena that appear to deviate from standard statistical distributions has kindled interest in alternative formulation of statistical mechanics (Kaniadakis 2005).
Maximum entropy generation in open systems: the Fourth Law?
In recent years, the study of an increasing numbers of natural phenomena that appear to deviate from standard statistical distributions has kindled interest in alternative formulation of statistical mechanics (Kaniadakis 2005).
Irreversibility and maximum generation in $\kappa$-generalized statistical mechanics
With the introduction of Android and iPhone devices, use of ebook readers such as iPad and Kindle and the success of social networking giants such as Facebook, the demand for cellular data traffic has also grown significantly in recent years.
Green Cellular Networks: A Survey, Some Research Issues and Challenges
Since many physical properties display v∆ /vF dependence, observable effects kindled by these interesting fixed points should be expected.
Velocity renormalization of nodal quasiparticles in d-wave superconductors
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