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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.