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[tin-duh-ree] /ˈtɪn də ri/
resembling tinder; highly inflammable or inflammatory.
Origin of tindery
First recorded in 1745-55; tinder + -y1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Above the spiteful crackling of the tindery buildings, out of the thinning dark, came a clear, eager neigh!

    The Plow-Woman Eleanor Gates
  • With grandiloquent gesture he raised another of the tindery fragments and ignited it from the first.

  • Flying embers clattered upon the tindery roof, and in a moment the whole top of the long structure was ablaze.

    The Wilderness Trail Frank Williams

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