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Origin of touch paper
Example sentences from the Web for touch paper
If a roman candle is intended to be fired singly, twist a piece of touchpaper round the mouth.
He then placed the touchpaper on an old cambric handkerchief.Travels in North America, From Modern Writers|William Bingley
After lighting the touchpaper, remove to a distance; as bits of string are likely to get driven into the face, on the explosion.