German tinder
German Ger"man, a. [L. Germanus. See {German}, n.] Of or pertaining to Germany. [1913 Webster]

{German Baptists}. See {Dunker}.

{German bit}, a wood-boring tool, having a long elliptical pod and a scew point.

{German carp} (Zo["o]l.), the crucian carp.

{German millet} (Bot.), a kind of millet ({Setaria Italica}, var.), whose seed is sometimes used for food.

{German paste}, a prepared food for caged birds.

{German process} (Metal.), the process of reducing copper ore in a blast furnace, after roasting, if necessary. --Raymond.

{German sarsaparilla}, a substitute for sarsaparilla extract.

{German sausage}, a polony, or gut stuffed with meat partly cooked.

{German silver} (Chem.), a silver-white alloy, hard and tough, but malleable and ductile, and quite permanent in the air. It contains nickel, copper, and zinc in varying proportions, and was originally made from old copper slag at Henneberg. A small amount of iron is sometimes added to make it whiter and harder. It is essentially identical with the Chinese alloy {packfong}. It was formerly much used for tableware, knife handles, frames, cases, bearings of machinery, etc., but is now largely superseded by other white alloys.

{German steel} (Metal.), a metal made from bog iron ore in a forge, with charcoal for fuel.

{German text} (Typog.), a character resembling modern German type, used in English printing for ornamental headings, etc., as in the words, [1913 Webster]

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{German tinder}. See {Amadou}. [1913 Webster]


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  • German tinder — Tinder Tin der, n. [OE. tinder, tunder, AS. tynder, tyndre; akin to tendan to kindle, D. tonder tinder, G. zunder, OHG. zuntara, zuntra, Icel. tundr, Sw. tunder, Dan. t[ o]nder. See {Tind}.] Something very inflammable, used for kindling fire from …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • German tinder — German tinder, = amadou. (Cf. ↑amadou) …   Useful english dictionary

  • german-tinder — n. Punk, spunk, touchwood, black match, pyrotechnical sponge, amadou …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • Tinder — Tin der, n. [OE. tinder, tunder, AS. tynder, tyndre; akin to tendan to kindle, D. tonder tinder, G. zunder, OHG. zuntara, zuntra, Icel. tundr, Sw. tunder, Dan. t[ o]nder. See {Tind}.] Something very inflammable, used for kindling fire from a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tinder box — Tinder Tin der, n. [OE. tinder, tunder, AS. tynder, tyndre; akin to tendan to kindle, D. tonder tinder, G. zunder, OHG. zuntara, zuntra, Icel. tundr, Sw. tunder, Dan. t[ o]nder. See {Tind}.] Something very inflammable, used for kindling fire from …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • German — Ger man, a. [L. Germanus. See {German}, n.] Of or pertaining to Germany. [1913 Webster] {German Baptists}. See {Dunker}. {German bit}, a wood boring tool, having a long elliptical pod and a scew point. {German carp} (Zo[ o]l.), the crucian carp.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • German Baptists — German Ger man, a. [L. Germanus. See {German}, n.] Of or pertaining to Germany. [1913 Webster] {German Baptists}. See {Dunker}. {German bit}, a wood boring tool, having a long elliptical pod and a scew point. {German carp} (Zo[ o]l.), the crucian …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • German bit — German Ger man, a. [L. Germanus. See {German}, n.] Of or pertaining to Germany. [1913 Webster] {German Baptists}. See {Dunker}. {German bit}, a wood boring tool, having a long elliptical pod and a scew point. {German carp} (Zo[ o]l.), the crucian …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • German carp — German Ger man, a. [L. Germanus. See {German}, n.] Of or pertaining to Germany. [1913 Webster] {German Baptists}. See {Dunker}. {German bit}, a wood boring tool, having a long elliptical pod and a scew point. {German carp} (Zo[ o]l.), the crucian …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • German millet — German Ger man, a. [L. Germanus. See {German}, n.] Of or pertaining to Germany. [1913 Webster] {German Baptists}. See {Dunker}. {German bit}, a wood boring tool, having a long elliptical pod and a scew point. {German carp} (Zo[ o]l.), the crucian …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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