Origin of touch paper
Examples from the Web for touchpaper
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.