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cinder

Definitions

  • Poor Pinocchio's Feet Burn to Cinders
    Poor Pinocchio's Feet Burn to Cinders
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n cinder a fragment of incombustible matter left after a wood or coal or charcoal fire
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Cinder A hot coal without flame; an ember.
    • Cinder A scale thrown off in forging metal.
    • Cinder Partly burned or vitrified coal, or other combustible, in which fire is extinct.
    • Cinder The slag of a furnace, or scoriaceous lava from a volcano.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n cinder A piece or mass of any substance that has been partially consumed or calcined by heat and then quenched: as, the cinder of a forge.
    • n cinder A small live coal among ashes; an ember.
    • n cinder pl. The mass of ashes, with small fragments of unconsumed coal interspersed, which remains after imperfect combustion, or after a fire has gone out. (See coke.)
    • n cinder plural In geology, coarse ash or scoriæ thrown out of volcanos. (See ash.) This material when solidified becomes tuff or tufa.
    • n cinder One of the scales thrown off by iron when it is worked by the blacksmith.
    • n cinder In metallurgy, slag, especially that produced in making pig-iron in the blast-furnace.
    • n cinder Any strong liquor, as brandy, whisky, sherry, etc., mixed with a weaker beverage, as soda-water, lemonade, water, etc., to fortify it; a “stick.”
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Cinder sin′dėr the refuse of burned coals: anything charred by fire:
    • n Cinder sin′dėr (slang) some strong stimulant put in tea, soda-water, &c
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Quotations

  • Sir Walter Raleigh
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    “Hatreds are the cinders of affection.”
  • Albert Einstein
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    “When you are courting a nice girl an hour seems like a second. When you sit on a red-hot cinder a second seems like an hour. That's relativity.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
AS. sinder, slag, dross; akin to Icel. sindr, dross, Sw. sinder, G. sinter, D. sintel,; perh. influenced by F. cendre, ashes, fr. L. cinis,. Cf. Sinter
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. sinder, scoriæ, slag.

Usage

In literature:

The manger of Bethlehem was a mere heap of cinders.
"The Cathedral" by Joris-Karl Huysmans
Inside were piled sledges and cinder hooks, bars and moulds, and bales of tanned hides.
"The Three Black Pennys" by Joseph Hergesheimer
Then up comes a sudden wind and some of the red cinders are blown into the dead leaves or punk grass.
"The Outdoor Chums After Big Game" by Captain Quincy Allen
The soil had a topdressing of charcoal cinders and ashes that I thought would help.
"The Narrative of Gordon Sellar Who Emigrated to Canada in 1825" by Gordon Sellar
He hunts for his food where the refuse is thrown, And he's wise about cinders, and rubbish, and bone.
"St. Nicholas, Vol. 5, No. 4, February 1878" by Various
First, then, remove the covers, and gather all ashes and cinders from the inside top of the stove, into the grate.
"The Easiest Way in Housekeeping and Cooking" by Helen Campbell
And her brown-gold hair was now distinctly a cinder grey.
"Mrs. Warren's Daughter" by Sir Harry Johnston
I was glad enough to hop to the cinders at El Paso.
"Tramping on Life" by Harry Kemp
Along with the cinders fell several small stones, which had undergone no change from the action of fire.
"A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Volume 17" by Robert Kerr
That is the Senior Second Engineer on that pile of cinders.
"Love Stories" by Mary Roberts Rinehart
Scarce did they seem men, but swollen cinders, full of maggots.
"The Philippine Islands, 1493-1898: Volume XVII, 1609-1616" by Various
So the inclination scatters and the regret paces and the stirring cinders stick where they are.
"Matisse Picasso and Gertrude Stein" by Gertrude Stein
The barn had filled with smoke and cinders but these dauntless men rolled out the second wagon.
"In the Days of Poor Richard" by Irving Bacheller
Sometimes, to keep warm, she crept in among the cinders.
"The Beacon Second Reader" by James H. Fassett
The stifling and sickening smoke still rushed over us, and the burnt cinders and ashes fell thick around us.
"New National Fourth Reader" by Charles J. Barnes and J. Marshall Hawkes
This cinder now plays a very important part in the process.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 441, June 14, 1884." by Various
Think of red-hot cinders flung from a volcano-crater to a height of ten thousand feet.
"Young Folks' Library, Volume XI (of 20)" by Various
House, barn, stock, all, were a mass of ashes and charred cinders.
"The Strength of Gideon and Other Stories" by Paul Laurence Dunbar
Before the stove the cinders of the previous winter still lay in a heap.
"His Masterpiece" by Emile Zola
A prince marrying a cinder-sifter for love!
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 1, Complete" by Various
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In poetry:

So, faggot of the heart
On the cinder day
The woman and the man!
David and Sybil say
"The Eagle" by Allen Tate
Thus easily can Earth digest
A cinder of sidereal fire,
And make her translunary guest
The native of an English shire.
"The Meteorite" by C S Lewis
And I saw white bones in the cinder-shard,
Bones without number.
For many hearts with coal are charred,
And few remember.
"Miners" by Wilfred Owen
Homesick for our cinder world,
Her low-born shoulders shiver;
She longs for sleep in cinders curled—
We, for the day-dream river.
"Parvenu" by Vachel Lindsay
Each fort and strong-built castle shall,
To its foundation, piece-meal fall,
And ev'ry building in the world be burn'd —
The firmament shall melt on high,
The stars shall tumble from the sky,
And all this globe be to a cinder turn'd.
"To The Sons Of Brutus" by Rees Prichard
His duff is tough as leather and his bread 'ud break your jaw;
His hash is burnt to cinders — if it isn't, why it's raw;
You can tell his tea is meant for tea because it's warm and wet,
And the taste of Slushy's coffee is a thing you won't forget.
"Cook" by Cicely Fox Smith

In news:

Well, in my biblio-centric world, a typical book about bookshelves offers DIY projects ranging from simple designs (plywood and cinder blocks) to more elegant solutions such as glassed-in hardwood cases.
Cinder Sniffers showcase love for model steam trains.
Book Addicts' Rachel Bennett: 'Cinder' is a riveting fairy tale set in a futuristic world.
0Covered by two wooden boards and a cinder block, a sinkhole hole has existed for several weeks on FM 508 outside of Harlingen.
A fireball erupted across Interstate 77 from a gas line explosion in Sissonville, W Va. 800-foot swath of Interstate 77 turned from asphalt to cinder in a massive natural gas line explosion.
Cinder block walls, cockroaches, and a sticky linoleum floor – but the view was phenomenal.
"It got through concrete, cinder, and brick almost as easily as wood," says Grundy.
The race course includes paved roads and a cinder trail through the woods, following the route of a towpath once traveled by mules hauling barges along the Erie Canal.
HYDE SQ.—A man hurled a cinder block into a window of the El Oriental de Cuba restaurant early on June 4 in an apparent burglary attempt.
I am writing on here to share my disgust at how some people are hired to do a job of plowing, but when they actually come, they don't have a spreader for sand or salt or even cinders.
Chief Ronald Dies inspecting the newest crack in cinder block walls of Police Department, this one in the Eunice jail.
Another worrisome crack has appeared in the last two weeks in the cinder block walls of the Eunice Police Department.
Flagstaff, AZ – SFX: ATVs racing across Cinder Hills.
"Just the other day I helped a friend knock cinder blocks out of a sealed-up window.".
The temperature might reach 100 degrees during the first week, crisping new plants to cinders.
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