kindling-wood
[kindling-wood]
noun
1. Dry wood cut into small pieces to be used in kindling fires.
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2. In other places it was filled with air and emptiness, with here and there a piece of kindling-wood or dry-goods box, to aid in the making of the shell.
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3. I'll never forget the night when I called him an 'told him that everything on top the houses had gone adrift, an' that two of the boats had been swept aft and was kindling-wood against the break of the cabin.
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4. Essex, sink off the west coast of South America, twelve hundred miles from the nearest land for the small boats to cover, and all because of a big cow whale that butted her into kindling-wood?