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A safety match is a small device to make fire safely.
Typically it is a wooden stick (usually sold in match boxes) or stiff paper stick (usually sold in matchbooks) coated at one end with a material, the match head, often containing the element phosphorus, that will ignite from the heat of friction if rubbed ("struck") against a suitable surface.
Other websites [change]
- "History of Chemical Matches". Chemistry.about.com. http://chemistry.about.com/od/everydaychemistry/a/matches.htm. Retrieved November 11, 2005.
- "The History of Matches". Inventors.about.com. http://inventors.about.com/library/inventors/blmatch.htm. Retrieved November 11, 2005.
- "History of matchbooks". Matchcovers.com/first100.htm. http://www.matchcovers.com/first100.htm. Retrieved January 21, 2006.
- "The Rathkamp Matchcover Society". Matchcover.org. http://www.matchcover.org. Retrieved January 21, 2006.
- A site demonstrating jet propulsion using matches and foil
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