tindery

[ tin-duh-ree ]
/ ˈtɪn də ri /

adjective

resembling tinder; highly inflammable or inflammatory.

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Origin of tindery

First recorded in 1745–55; tinder + -y1
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Example sentences from the Web for tindery

  • 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
  • Above the spiteful crackling of the tindery buildings, out of the thinning dark, came a clear, eager neigh!

    The Plow-Woman|Eleanor Gates