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- adj. covered in cinders
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Resembling, or composed of, cinders; full of cinders.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Resembling cinders; containing cinders, or composed of them; scoriaceous.
You are warned that some of the art from an alien spaceship has escaped; you are advised to keep watching the shadows; given a code of gestures; you glimpse video of Matt Smith which tantalisingly breaks up as he is in the middle of issuing vital instructions; underfoot you will feel the cindery rubble of a 21st-century crash site and the soft, matted straw from a place in the 19th-century.
In neighboring Argentina the cindery cloud has closed roads, blanketed grazing pastures and a ski resort.
Wild gorse, myrtle, and stunted cedars rooted in cindery scree on the slopes.
That pall of cindery powder made me think of what I had read of the destruction of Pompeii.
He did not remember hearing any birds that morning; there was certainly no breeze stirring, and the only sounds were the faint movements from within the cindery cylinder.
Witness Esther Greenwood on page one of Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar, describing one summer in New York: "Mirage-grey at the bottom of their granite canyons, the hot streets wavered in the sun, the car tops sizzled and glittered, and the dry, cindery dust blew into my eyes and down my throat."
At all events, towards the Toodle habitation Miss Tox directed her steps one evening, what time Mr Toodle, cindery and swart, was refreshing himself with tea, in the bosom of his family.
In that cindery pall, the facade of the moon cold and white, I could believe we were watching the end of the world.
An hour later the Chinook descended steeply amid twisted, cindery peaks.
When the momentary red had passed, Horrocks saw a charred, blackened figure, its head streaked with blood, still clutching and fumbling with the chain, and writhing in agony — a cindery animal, an inhuman, monstrous creature that began a sobbing intermittent shriek.
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