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 for tinder
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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
     spark, as scorched linen.
     [1913 Webster]
  
     German tinder. Same as Amadou.
  
     Tinder box, a box in which tinder is kept.
        [1913 Webster]
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  tinder
      n 1: material for starting a fire [syn: kindling, tinder,
           touchwood, spunk, punk]

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