Sentence Examples


  • Maybe it was inevitable at that point that some spark would set off the powder keg of Europe.
  • One way that society keeps a lid on the powder keg of tension between the rich and poor is through the welfare state.
  • By making expectations explicit and public, these agreements reduce the number of sparks that can set off the powder keg of war.
  • So, cutting the lashing of the waterproof match keg, after many failures Starbuck contrived to ignite the lamp in the lantern; then stretching it on a waif pole, handed it to Queequeg as the standard-bearer of this forlorn hope.
  • Another company, a lucky one for not all the companies had vodka, crowded round a pockmarked, broad-shouldered sergeant major who, tilting a keg, filled one after another the canteen lids held out to him.

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