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Definitions of cinder

  1. A hot coal without flame; an ember. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. A scale thrown off in forging metal. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. The slag of a furnace, or scoriaceous lava from a volcano. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. A thoroughly charred piece of wood or other combustible substance; slag from a metal furnace; an ember. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5. Refuse of burnt coal. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  6. A burnt out coal; a scale from forged iron; slag. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  7. Anything that remains after being subjected to combustion; a piece of coal that has ceased to flame or burn; the refuse of burnt coal or wood. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  8. Any body or piece of matter thoroughly burnt, but not reduced to ashes-thus the refuse of a fire consists of ashes and cinders. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  9. Cindery. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.

Usage examples for cinder

  1. For that conscience that is fast asleep, may yet be effectually awakened and saved; but that conscience that is seared, dried, as it were, into a cinder can never have sense, feeling, or the least regret in this world. – The Works of John Bunyan Volume 3 by John Bunyan
  2. The catastrophe happened when they were climbing the cinder slope and within two hundred yards of the little station. – The Matador of the Five Towns and Other Stories by Arnold Bennett
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