eupyrion eu*pyr"i*on, n. [Gr. e'y^ well + ? fire.] A contrivance for obtaining a light instantaneously, such as a lucifer match. [archaic] --Brande & C. [1913 Webster]

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  • Eupyrĭon — (gr.), Schnellfeuerzeug …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • eupyrion — eu·pyr·i·on …   English syllables

  • eupyrion — yüˈpirēən noun ( s) Etymology: eu + Greek pyreion fire stick, from pyr fire more at fire : an early 19th century match having a tip coated with sugar and potassium chlorate to be ignited by being dipped in sulfuric acid …   Useful english dictionary

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