kin-dling / kind-lĭng
1. material that is easily combustible and used to start a fire
Within the heart of every person exists the flame of wisdom that transforms all suffering into kindling for the fire of creative energy.
Daisaku Ikeda, 1928 –
2. the act of building and igniting a fire
Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel.
Socrates, c 470 BC –399 BC
1. present participle of the verb kindle
The doctor now interposed, and prevented the effects of a wrath which was kindling between Jones and Thwackum.
From “The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling” by Henry Fielding, 1707 – 1754