safety match

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safety match

[′sāf·tē ‚mach]
(engineering)
A match that can be ignited only when struck against a specially made friction surface.
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The Safety Matches of all these 4 brands are being exported to other countries in bulk quantity.
A candle, safety matches, chocolate, soap and towel, dried fruit.
Instead we have guys with less spark than a wet box of safety matches. Georgios Samaras and Marc-Antoine Fortune are not up to the task while the manager doesn't play Scott McDonald, the only guy in the squad who is likely to get you a goal."
Doherty formerly was managing director of India-based Wimco Ltd., a manufacturer of safety matches, and during his four-year term helped turned the company to profitability.
Travelers may still carry up to four packages of safety matches on commercial flights.
'With the advent of safety matches in the early 20th century and cigarette lighters shortly thereafter, the popularity of vestas declined but they are still being produced today though as novelty collectors' items.'
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