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The ejection of solid, liquid, or gaseous material from a volcano.

What does it mean when you dream about an eruption?

An eruption, such as a volcanic eruption, usually indicates the forceful breakthrough of unconscious material—repressed thoughts or urges—into consciousness. More generally, an eruption may indicate an upheaval in one’s life.

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Yes, I am the sleeping volcano, and one morning, monsieur, I have suffered the eruption.
Vholes--a sallow man with pinched lips that looked as if they were cold, a red eruption here and there upon his face, tall and thin, about fifty years of age, high-shouldered, and stooping.
said Good; "the road no doubt ran right over the range and across the desert on the other side, but the sand there has covered it up, and above us it has been obliterated by some volcanic eruption of molten lava.
Now in 1812, to anyone living in close touch with these people it was apparent that these undercurrents were acting strongly and nearing an eruption.
And finally, like the eruption of a miniature volcano, Broken-Tooth would come flying out.
Once, even, had there been an eruption of strange four-legged, horned and hairy creatures, the images of which, registered in his brain, would have been identifiable in the brains of humans with what humans worded "goats.
Where a steep, eight-foot bank came down to the edge of the road along which he was riding, Harley and the hot-blood colt were startled by an eruption through the screen of manzanita bushes above.
There was an eruption of new faces, and she saw Joe carried out on a canvas stretcher.
the lines flow out like lava from the eruption of my volcanic mind.
The slice exhibited an eruption of plums and sweetmeats, overlaid by a perspiration of butter.
The man had come upon him like the eruption of a jack-in-the-box.
A savage, wandering somewhere beyond the limits of the horizon, might have believed that some new crater was forming in the bosom of Florida, although there was neither any eruption, nor typhoon, nor storm, nor struggle of the elements, nor any of those terrible phenomena which nature is capable of producing.