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a fragment of incombustible matter left after a wood or coal or charcoal fire

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I used to imagine them falling to the ground in showers of microscopic cinders as fast as they entered his whiskey-sodden aura.
While hovering near an altar, on which some villagers were sacrificing a goat, she suddenly seized a piece of the flesh, and carried it, along with a burning cinder, to her nest.
And the greater the demand he makes on it in the exultation of his pride the more likely it is to turn on him and burn him to a cinder .
If a cinder enter my eye, its lids close forcibly and a copious flow of tears tends to wash it out.
I was as hot as a cinder from my head to one foot; the other leg was ceasing to belong to me.
His mouth was as dry as a cinder, and his face was wet with perspiration--and tears.
There was hair upon the end, which blazed and shrunk into a light cinder, and, caught by the air, whirled up the chimney.
I remember the heat, the deluge of rain-squalls that kept us baling for dear life (but filled our water-cask), and I remember sixteen hours on end with a mouth dry as a cinder and a steering-oar over the stern to keep my first command head on to a breaking sea.
There was a low cinder fire in a rusty, unfixed grate; and an old three-cornered stained table, with some medicine bottles, a broken glass, and a few other domestic articles, was drawn out before it.
muttered Jo, slamming the stove door open, and poking vigorously among the cinders.
I was tired of school, tired of winter clothes, of the rutted streets, of the dirty drifts and the piles of cinders that had lain in the yards so long.
Little by little the scene grew plain: towering, black buildings here and there, long rows of shops and sheds, little railways branching everywhere, bare gray cinders underfoot and oceans of billowing black smoke above.
I dine between twelve and one o'clock; the housekeeper, a matronly lady, taken as a fixture along with the house, could not, or would not, comprehend my request that I might be served at five) - on mounting the stairs with this lazy intention, and stepping into the room, I saw a servant-girl on her knees surrounded by brushes and coal-scuttles, and raising an infernal dust as she extinguished the flames with heaps of cinders.
When the cook had recovered from her fright she lifted up the fish which had fallen into the ashes, but she found them as black as cinders, and not fit to serve up to the Sultan.
Some of the deep gorges and defiles sent up sheets of flame, and clouds of lurid smoke, and sparks and cinders that in the night made them resemble the craters of volcanoes.