[ tuhch-wood ]
/ ˈtʌtʃˌwʊd /
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How to use touchwood in a sentence
There we made our bivouac with gingerbread, and milk warmed (and generally smoked) over a “touch-wood” fire.Rustic Sounds|Francis Darwin
It is, I fancy, a cunning way of warding him off, just as the rest of us "touch wood" lest evil befall.Windfalls|(AKA Alpha of the Plough) Alfred George Gardiner
But perhaps I had better touch wood over that, for one has to keep these days a wary eye on God.In the Mountains|Elizabeth von Arnim
"Touch wood before you boast," but she stopped and caught me by the arm.At the Age of Eve|Kate Trimble Sharber
If it were only this compulsion to touch wood I should not mind.The Drunkard|Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull
British Dictionary definitions for touchwood
/ (ˈtʌtʃˌwʊd) /
something, esp dry wood or fungus material such as amadou, used as tinder
Word Origin for touchwood
C16: touch (in the sense: to kindle) + wood 1
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