The invention of the safety match is the last step in the long history of fire-making.
The safety match of the present day did not appear until 1845.
The old sulphur matches made in "card and block" can no longer be bought in this country; the safety match has taken their place.
“Have sent,” said his entertainer briefly, as he filled a pipe from the open tobacco box and struck a safety match.
With trembling fingers she drew out a safety match and struck it on the box.
I used only a third of a stick—you know, short fuse, with the end split so as to hold the head of a safety match.
Frey reached in his pocket and pulled out a safety match and flicked it with his fingernail.
To avoid accident by matches, the safety match (Fig. 8) has recently been invented.
Frey caught it and flicked a safety match with his fingernail.
The safety match, therefore, cannot be lighted unless it is rubbed on the phosphorus on the outside of the box.