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Definition of "lucifer" []

  • A self-igniting match, ie. one which could be lit by striking on any surface (as opposed to safety matches which only light against the material on the side of the box). (noun)

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Use "lucifer" in a sentence
  • "We want some bread and meat, and our pipes, and a little bag or two, and two or three kite-strings, and some of these new-fangled things they call lucifer matches."
  • "Red paint had been splashed on them in the forms, respectively, of a giant letter s followed by the word murder, a five-pointed star labelled lucifer and a sprawling, badly-executed swastika."
  • "Little doubt that in his heart he wished the lucifer were a dagger and that he had the courage to use it."