kitchen match

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n kitchen match a wooden friction match that will light on any granular surface; useful to light wood or gas stoves
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Usage

In literature:

She carried all the kitchen utensils, the fire-irons, the axe, and matches.
"The Mountains" by Stewart Edward White
Entering the house, he groped to the kitchen door and opened it; then struck a match and stood in the doorway peering in.
"Bob, Son of Battle" by Alfred Ollivant
Hope lighted another match, and the trio proceeded through the passage towards the kitchen, where Jane had left a lamp burning.
"The Green Mummy" by Fergus Hume
He made his way towards the kitchen, intending to look for matches and a lantern.
"In Midsummer Days and Other Tales" by August Strindberg
Then she busily lighted the little hall-lamp with his matches, and hurried down, taking the matches, to the kitchen.
"The Roll-Call" by Arnold Bennett
She had brought from the kitchen a "Tom Thumb lamp" and a bunch of matches.
"Little Prudy's Dotty Dimple" by Sophie May
He felt his way to matches on a kitchen shelf, staggered into his bedroom, lit a lamp.
"Poor Man's Rock" by Bertrand W. Sinclair
Pigeon-breeders dropped in and smoked long pipes in the kitchen with Master Simon, and slowly matured bets and matches.
"Wandering Heath" by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
Paul slipped downstairs in his stocking-feet, struck a match, lit the kitchen gas, and drew on his boots.
"Despair's Last Journey" by David Christie Murray
What made Flaxie seize a bunch of matches from the kitchen-shelf and hide them in her pocket?
"The Twin Cousins" by Sophie May
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In poetry:

As on all its sides a kitchen-match darts white
flickering tongues before it bursts into flame:
with the audience around her, quickened, hot,
her dance begins to flicker in the dark room.
"The Spanish Dancer" by Rainer Maria Rilke

In news:

If you post about it this deal in any other "Internet forum," you can get a free matching kitchen glove.
Community contributions of more than $10,000 will be matched and given to downtown soup kitchen.
According to the report, DNA from gum chewed by 63-year-old Gary Sanford Raub matched recently analyzed blood evidence from the kitchen of 70-year-old Blanche M Kimball, who was stabbed fatally at her home in 1976.
Warming drawers are separate appliances and are often installed to match the wall oven, as shown in this country-style kitchen.
Its easy when they're in a handy holder that matches your kitchen decor.
Don't let the subterranean location fool you: This Little Italy mainstay, settled at the bottom of a long flight of stairs, is as warm and welcoming as nonna's kitchen, with a neighborly vibe and the wallet-friendly prices to match.
He's known for his aggression in the kitchen and is a former Scottish amateur soccer player, but Hell's Kitchen chef Gordon Ramsey ended up flat on his back at a charity soccer match on Sunday, reports People.
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