Are test-optional colleges adopting a kindler, gentler approach to admissions?
kindler, a well-known critic of Leno, is not the only one taking some bitter satisfaction in Leno's latest ratings.
Senator Dole pulled her “Godless America” commercials yesterday, replacing them with a kindler, gentler and more-defensive appeal.
"One," said the engineer, delicately withdrawing a solitary "kindler" from the bottom of his waistcoat pocket.
A wood-fire on the hearth is a kindler of the domestic virtues.
The Brazilians I had sold commenced to show signs of wear, and the kindler refused to light up right frequent on wet mornings.
She laughed and talked, and the kindler made a dim light compared to her eyes.
She has not yet developed a taste for the mother's tricks:—the mother, said to have been a kindler.
However, great as Murdoch was as a kindler and a teacher, the education of Robert Burns was mainly due to his remarkable father.
It is the air and light to tired souls—builder of every home, kindler of every fire on every hearth.
c.1200, cundel, "to set fire to, to start on fire," probably from a Scandinavian source akin to Old Norse kynda "to kindle, to light a fire," Swedish quindla "kindle," of uncertain origin, + frequentative suffix -le. Figurative use from c.1300. Intransitive sense "to begin to burn, to catch fire" is from c.1400. Related: Kindled; kindling.
Influenced in form, and sometimes in Middle English in sense, with kindel "to give birth" (of animals), "bring forth, produce" (c.1200), from kindel (n.) "offspring of an animal, young one," from Old English gecynd (see kind (n.)) + -el.