Touch-paper Touch"-pa`per, n. Paper steeped in saltpeter, which burns slowly, and is used as a match for firing gunpowder, and the like. [1913 Webster]

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  • touch paper — noun Etymology: touch + paper : paper impregnated with potassium nitrate that burns steadily without flame and is used to aid the ignition of small fireworks * * * paper saturated with potassium nitrate to make it burn slowly, used for igniting… …   Useful english dictionary

  • touch paper — paper saturated with potassium nitrate to make it burn slowly, used for igniting explosives and fireworks. [1740 50] * * * …   Universalium

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