Resembling or characteristic of tinder.

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  • tindery — ˈtind(ə)rē, ri adjective : resembling tinder : highly inflammable or inflammatory covered with dry, tindery sea moss Herman Melville described the … drought with a tindery phrase capable of kindling this page National Geographic ahead in the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • tindery — /tin deuh ree/, adj. resembling tinder; highly inflammable or inflammatory. [1745 55; TINDER + Y1] * * * …   Universalium

  • tindery — tin·dery …   English syllables

  • art conservation and restoration — Maintenance and preservation of works of art, their protection from future damage, deterioration, or neglect, and the repair or renovation of works that have deteriorated or been damaged. Research in art history has relied heavily on 20th and… …   Universalium

  • tinder — noun dry, flammable material, such as wood or paper, used for lighting a fire. Derivatives tindery adjective Origin OE tynder, tyndre, of Gmc origin …   English new terms dictionary

  • combustible — adj 1. inflammable, flammable, inflammatory, conflagratory, incendiary; fiery, combus tive, explosive, ignitable, Rare. accendible, tindery; burnable, consumable. 2. excitable, nervous, high strung, spirited, temperamental; touchy; testy, peppery …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • fiery — adj 1. on fire, afire, in flames, flaming, conflagrant; burning, blazing, ablaze; igneous, volcanic; intensely hot, red hot, white hot, candent; tropical, sweltering, Archaic. calid, torrid, parching; heated, thermal, calorific. 2. glowing, aglow …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • tinder — n. a dry substance such as wood that readily catches fire from a spark. Phrases and idioms: tinder box hist. a box containing tinder, flint, and steel, formerly used for kindling fires. Derivatives: tindery adj. Etymology: OE tynder, tyndre f.… …   Useful english dictionary

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