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

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The black slave overturned the pan in the middle of the room, and the fish were turned to cinders.
He was a cinder, a bit of a clinker of a man, a little animated clinker, not yet quite cold, that moved stiffly and by starts and jerks like an automaton.
There is a furnace in each of their stomachs; and they breathe such hot fire out of their mouths and nostrils, that nobody has hitherto gone nigh them without being instantly burned to a small, black cinder.
You cannot imagine in what a mere twinkling of an eye their hot breath shrivels a young man into a black cinder.
But Jason had set his heart steadfastly on getting the Golden Fleece; and I positively doubt whether he would have gone back without it, even had he been certain of finding himself turned into a red-hot cinder, or a handful of white ashes, the instant he made a step farther.
Greatly encouraged at finding himself not yet turned into a cinder, the young man awaited the attack of the bulls.
I hope you have been considering the matter a little more wisely, and have concluded not to get yourself scorched to a cinder, in attempting to tame my brazen-lunged bulls.
Had you acted fairly, you would have been, at this instant, a black cinder, or a handful of white ashes.
Adam would sometimes get up and tread backwards and forwards along the short space from wall to wall; then he would sit down and hide his face, and no sound would be heard but the ticking of the watch on the table, or the falling of a cinder from the fire which the schoolmaster carefully tended.
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.
Cinderella It's the last chance to go to the ball and see Cinders at the Empire Theatre.
Tremaine is as wasptongued as Cinders is wasp-waisted and forces our heroine to sleep in the attic and perform all the household chores.
MUSSELBURGH'S Cheltenham Trials meeting on Sunday continues to go from strength to strength and with PS152,000 in prize-money the course has been rewarded with familiar names such as Close Touch, Cinders And Ashes, Sign Of A Victory and Dawalan among yesterday's entries.
In this fresh translation of a key work by Derrida, readers will find the noted poststructuralist and postmodernist philosopher ranging through his work searching for a recurring argument, or arguments and images revolving around cinders or ashes.
Her furry godmother comes to the rescue and Cinders heads off to the party in a smart limo.