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From The Great War 1914-1918

Asquiths: A name on the Western Front for French matches. The purchaser had to "wait and see"" whether they lighted or not – from the celebrated answer given to a question in Parliament by Mr. Asquith.[1]

See also Allumettes.

References / notes

  1. Edward Fraser and John Gibbons (1925). Soldier and Sailor Words and Phrases. Routledge, London p.11.
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