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    #1

    Cool to kindling on

    One more sentence I think is bizarre.

    Tipped from the third-floor balcony, a massive chest of drawers plummeted and smashed to kindling on the second balcony

    Besides "tipped" which I don't know if it it is the easier way to express to throw, my problem is at the use of kindling, here. I don't know what can mean in this context.

    Any help very appreciated.

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    Re: to kindling on

    Kindling is what you use to set fire. People often use small pieces of dry would for this purpose. So this is what it means in this context - very small pieces of wood.
    PS: Sorry for doubling. I'll leave it, because it contains one piece of information that is not present in Gillnetter's post, i.e. that kindling does not have to be wood necessarily.

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