cinders


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cinders

[′sin·dərz]
(materials)
Incombustible residue from a burning process; in particular, small pieces of clinker from the burning of soft coal.

cinders

1. Blast-furnace slag or similar material from volcanoes.
2. Ashes, esp. from soft coal.
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He was a cinder, a bit of a clinker of a man, a little animated clinker, not yet quite cold, that moved stiffly and by starts and jerks like an automaton.
It chanced that I walked that way across the fields the following night, about the same hour, and hearing a low moaning at this spot, I drew near in the dark, and discovered the only survivor of the family that I know, the heir of both its virtues and its vices, who alone was interested in this burning, lying on his stomach and looking over the cellar wall at the still smouldering cinders beneath, muttering to himself, as is his wont.
Once I heard him pause and throw something out of the window with a passionate ejaculation; and in the morning, after they were gone, a keen- bladed clasp-knife was found on the grass-plot below; a razor, likewise, was snapped in two and thrust deep into the cinders of the grate, but partially corroded by the decaying embers.
the White Queen cried out as she rushed past the King, so violently that she knocked him over among the cinders.
Couldn't see 'em fer cinders,' he described it, and the MONICA stuck by me.
It was open to the night; but a part of the staircase still remained, winding upward from a great mound of dust and cinders.
He was a singular man in all respects; he might not have been quite in earnest, but that the short, hard, rapid manner in which he shot out these cinders of principles, as if it were done by mechanical revolvency, seemed irreconcilable with banter.
And having got to do it whether or no, I can't afford to waste my time on groping for nothing in cinders.
Great heaps of slag and dumps of cinders loomed up on each side, with the high shafts of the collieries towering above them.
mere fancy,' cried Brass, stooping to throw up the cinders.
The King screamed aloud in agony, and when his wife, the Snow-daughter, who had taken refuge from her brother in the next room, hurried to him, the King lay dead on the ground burnt to a cinder.
There is a furnace in each of their stomachs; and they breathe such hot fire out of their mouths and nostrils, that nobody has hitherto gone nigh them without being instantly burned to a small, black cinder.