lava


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rock that in its molten form (as magma) issues from volcanos

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The lava clinker, over which we must drag ourselves, though smooth compared with some clinker I have heard of, such as that on the Island of Ascension, for instance, was yet rough enough to make our feet very sore, and this, together with our other miseries, had pretty well finished us.
We are now on a level with the precipitous chain, or wall of lava, linking the two Breasts, and the view is glorious.
Far to the east the Three Tetons lift their heads sublimely, and dominate this wide sea of lava -- one of the most striking features of a wilderness where everything seems on a scale of stern and simple grandeur.
From various points of the mountain they commanded boundless prospects of the lava plain, stretching away in cold and gloomy barrenness as far as the eye could reach.
The bridges are of a single span--a single arch--of cut stone, without a support, and paved on top with flags of lava and ornamental pebblework.
Rapid currents bearing all these gases in diffusion and torrents of lava slid to the bottom of the mountain like an eruption of Vesuvius on another Terra del Greco.
We remained for an hour at this place, contemplating the vast plains under the brightness of the lava, which was some times wonderfully intense.
And though we were there ten days, we never trod that wild path along the lava cliffs and among the flowers.
And we never climbed that lava path among the flowers.
He thought that these rays might be streams of cooled lava which shone when the sun beat straight upon them.
This overflow of blazing lava wrapped the sides of the mountain with a veritable drapery of flame; the lower half of the balloon glowed redly in the upper night; a torrid heat ascended to the car, and Dr.
Now Guph had heard, during his long lifetime, many tales of these dreaded Phanfasms; so he had heard of this barrier of melted lava, and also he had been told that there was a narrow bridge that spanned it in one place.
Close to the water's edge there was a huge isolated block of lava.
The village is situated at the bottom of a valley, bounded by lofty and jagged walls of stratified lava.
Some rough vessels of lava and wood stood about the floor, and one on a rough stool.