Origin of touch paper
Examples from the Web for touch paper
Historical Examples of touch paper
The appearance of the rocket is shown at fig. 36; the dotted line round the mouth shows the touch-paper.
The match is lit at t; but this may have a long bit of touch-paper attached to it, if preferred.
William made some touch-paper, which he lighted with one of the glasses from the telescope, and they soon had a good fire.Masterman Ready
Captain Frederick Marryat
Thus, if the ashes of a cigar be well rubbed into a bit of paper, they convert it into touch-paper.The Art of Travel
Lighting the touch-paper in his tobacco-box, he passed it over the body of the hound which had attacked me, and then of the other.Micah Clarke
Arthur Conan Doyle