Examples from the Web for tinderbox
Some believe the answer is even more support for dictators who keep the lid on this tinderbox.
Meinik carried a tinderbox, and soon had a fire blazing, and by its side they piled a great stock of wood.On the Irrawaddy|G. A. Henty
I need not be a witch to do that; now get your tinderbox from your bag, and I will arrange the wood.The Devil's Pool|George Sand
On reaching his chamber he laid his hand on every possible ledge and corner for the tinderbox, but for a long time in vain.Wessex Tales|Thomas Hardy