safety match

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n safety match a paper match that strikes only on a specially prepared surface
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Safety match a match which can be ignited only on a surface specially prepared for the purpose.
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Usage

In literature:

Let us give up wax vestas, and stick to safety matches.
"Essays in Rebellion" by Henry W. Nevinson
Now they make safety matches themselves, and supply not only Japan but practically all the East.
"From Pole to Pole" by Sven Anders Hedin
She brought out a box of safety matches.
"Madge Morton's Secret" by Amy D. V. Chalmers
They made after me like locomotives wi' the safety-valves blocked, but Bluefire was more'n a match for 'em.
"Charlie to the Rescue" by R.M. Ballantyne
After several ineffectual attempts to light this, he discovered it was a safety-match.
"Tales of Space and Time" by Herbert George Wells
The parcel in question contained a miscellaneous assortment of articles from the grocer's, including lard, soap, and safety matches.
"Scally" by Ian Hay
The safety of our homes is matched against the cunning savagery of the redskins.
"The Price of the Prairie" by Margaret Hill McCarter
She lit it with a safety match and extinguished the match with a nervous flick of her arm.
"Earth Alert!" by Kris Neville
We have also the little, so-called "safety" matches now so much used by smokers.
"Woodcraft" by E. H. (Elmer Harry) Kreps
On the dresser in every guest room should be a box of safety matches and a candle.
"Guide to Hotel Housekeeping" by Mary E. Palmer
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In news:

Process plants should consider both approaches to meet their safety needs and may need to mix and match centralized and distributed safety for best results.
New York Jets match Browns' offer to safety Abram Elam .
The perfect safety match .
Bears finally may have perfect safety match .
Bears finally may have perfect safety match.
The A2 employs all new Variable Concave Technology for maximum speed and angle with safety to match.
But you can give your Impala a major safety upgrade with a set of modern, retractable 3-point seatbelts , color keyed to match your interior.
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In science:

This includes factorization, hard processes, infrared safety, parton showers and matching, event generators, hadronization, and the so-called underlying event.
QCD for Collider Physics
This includes factorization, hard processes, infrared safety, parton showers and matching, event generators, hadronization, and the so-called underlying event.
Introduction to QCD
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