Matchwood in a sentence

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Definition of Matchwood

  • wood in small pieces or splinters; as, the vessel was beaten to matchwood on the rocks.
  • Wood suitable for making matchsticks.
  • fragments of wood
  • wood suitable for making matchsticks
  • wood in small pieces or splinters

How to use matchwood in a sentence. Matchwood pronunciation.

If they tried fire in such a gale the place would burn like matchwood.
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He flew at the gate over which he used to jump, and clawed and bit it to matchwood, and after spitting in fury at the blazing hoop, sprang at the unhappy Quast as if he had been the contriver of the indignities to which he was being subjected.
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MacDonald had camped before in the basin, and there were tepee poles ready cut, as light and dry as matchwood.
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The guns of the _Thunder Child_ sounded through the reek, going off one after the other, and one shot splashed the water high close by the steamer, ricocheted towards the other flying ships to the north, and smashed a smack to matchwood.
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Having dashed it into small pieces, it was by that time busily engaged in tossing these about among the foam, now hurling the splinters high upon the shore, anon sending up long watery tongues to lick them back, and then casting them under the incoming rollers, to be further reduced into what is usually styled matchwood.
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As for the boat, it was smashed into matchwood on the jagged edges of the boulders, not a fragment of timber a foot long being to be seen.
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Being a frame building and very old it had been like matchwood in the path of the flames.
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Examples of Matchwood

Example #1
He left his post and in the hall found Dougal. "All quiet," the Chieftain reported.
Example #2
And was not there a smell of smoke in the air?
Example #3
As for Hephaestus, the great ferocious tom, he was more like an insane tiger than a cat.
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They had been thoroughly demoralised, she declared, under Quast's maladministration, and had almost degenerated into the unhistrionic pussies of domestic life.
Example #5
After that she busied herself in a way that was a constantly growing pleasure to him.
Example #6
Aldous kissed her, and would have kissed her again but she slipped suddenly from his arms and going to Pinto began to untie a dishpan that was fastened to the top of his pack.