What is another word for cinder?

Pronunciation: [sˈɪndə] (IPA)

Cinder, a type of combustible material left over after burning coal or wood, can be described using a variety of synonyms. For instance, ash, soot, and charcoal are commonly used terms to describe cinder. Other synonymous words for cinder include embers, coals, smut, and scoria. Each of these words invokes a slightly different type of material - for example, embers implying a hotter and glowing residual material while scoria suggests the presence of minerals after combustion. However, all of these terms relate to the concept of burned, leftover material typically associated with fires or industrial processes.

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    • Noun, singular or mass
      ash, tephra.

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Usage examples for Cinder

When the igneous rock itself is examined, its upper portions are often observed to be scoriaceous or cinder-like, and the under portions likewise frequently exhibit a similar appearance.
James Geikie
Kent turned away, wiping an eye which held a cinder fast under the lid.
"Lonesome Land"
B. M. Bower
"By the way, Helen," I remarked as we reached the dusty and cinder-strewn outskirts to the eastward of Deep Harbor, "where are we going?"
"I Walked in Arden"
Jack Crawford

Famous quotes with Cinder

  • 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.
    Albert Einstein
  • Our trouble is sore indeed when you turn away and will not comfort us. How long the dawn seems coming when we cannot sleep! Oh! those hideous nights when we toss and turn in fever and pain, when we lie, like living men among the dead, staring out into the dark hours that drift so slowly between us and the light. And oh! those still more hideous nights when we sit by another in pain, when the low fire startles us every now and then with a falling cinder, and the tick of the clock seems a hammer beating out the life that we are watching.
    Jerome K. Jerome
  • He felt himself melting away, but he still remained firm with his gun on his shoulder. Suddenly the door of the room flew open and the draught of air caught up the little dancer, she fluttered like a sylph right into the stove by the side of the tin soldier, and was instantly in flames and was gone. The tin soldier melted down into a lump, and the next morning, when the maid servant took the ashes out of the stove, she found him in the shape of a little tin heart. But of the little dancer nothing remained but the tinsel rose, which was burnt black as a cinder.
    Hans Christian Andersen
  • These kinds of habits, in good company, are so very nauseous and disgusting, that if we indulge ourselves in them, no one can be very fond of our acquaintance. So far from it, that even those, who are inclined to wish us well, must, by these and the like disagreeable customs, be entirely alienated from us.— Those ill-bred people, who expect their acquaintance to love and caress them, with all their foibles, are as absurd as a poor ragged cinder-wench; who should roll about upon an heap of ashes, scrabbling and throwing dust in the face of every one that passed by; and yet flatter herself that she should allure some youth to her embraces, by these dirty endearments; which would infallibly keep him at a distance.
    Giovanni della Casa
  • Kings will shudder [that] day, Woe awaits them! When the recompenser shall appear, Let the heaven appear below. A ruddy wind will be brought Out to the cinder, Until the world is as desolate As when created.

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