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cindery (not comparable)
- covered in cinders
- 1993 November 19, Lee Sandlin, “The American Scheme”, in Chicago Reader:
- A new interstate blasted like an infinite airstrip straight through the hills toward the horizon; it had been done so brutally that we kept seeing on either side of the freeway corridor the stump-ends of the old cindery roads, and boarded-up tourist traps dangling precariously on the sheared hillsides.
- 1913, Charles Darwin, A Naturalist's Voyage Round the World:
- Even the form of a crater can but rarely be discovered on the summits of the many red cindery hills; yet the more recent streams can be distinguished on the coast, forming lines of cliffs of less height, but stretching out in advance of those belonging to an older series: the height of the cliffs thus affording a rude measure of the age of the streams.
- 1884, John Addington Symonds, New Italian sketches:
- The whole of this coast has been spoiled by the recent upheaval of Monte Nuovo with its lava floods and cindery deluges.
- 1880, Charles Dickens, The Letters of Charles Dickens:
- There were men there who made such speeches and expressed such sentiments as any moderately intelligent dustman would have blushed through his cindery bloom to have thought of.
- 1873, Various, Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Vol. XII, No. 28. July, 1873.:
- All at once a shriek or yell of "Hard aport!" and a great iron outward-bound steamer from Hong-Kong bursts into the unwieldy Chinaman, goes crunching through her like ripping pasteboard; tears her open; snarls through steamy nostrils and cindery fiery mouth, and growls over her wreck.
- 1866, Herman Melville, Battle-Pieces and Aspects of the War:
- The wagon mired and cannon dragged Have trenched their scar; the plain Tramped like the cindery beach of the damned-- A site for the city of Cain.