Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A formation resulting from the deposition of successive eruptions of fine material, ash, lapilli, and scoriæ, from a volcano.

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Examples

  • On a trail up the cinder-cone peak of Mount Yotei in Shikotsu-Toya National Park, hikers pass a staircase of concrete dams planted in a riverbed to carefully control the water's flow, despite the fact that townspeople down the valley aren't dependent on the river's water and there appears to be no danger posed by leaving the river to run its natural course.

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  • Stop three was the Bandera Volcano, one of 29 cinder-cone volcanoes in the area.

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  • Stop three was the Bandera Volcano, one of 29 cinder-cone volcanoes in the area.

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  • I rode over to the cinder-cone region again and climbed the remaining ones, seven or eight, reaching camp after dark, the days being very short at this time of year.

    A Canyon Voyage The Narrative of the Second Powell Expedition down the Green-Colorado River from Wyoming, and the Explorations on Land, in the Years 1871 and 1872

  • Those walls that seem several hundred feet in height are almost as many thousand; that entering wedge of cloud is a mile and a half wide in the gap itself, while beyond the gap it is a veritable ocean; and that foreground of cinder-cone and volcanic ash, mushy and colourless in appearance, is in truth gorgeous-hued in brick - red, terra-cotta rose, yellow ochre, and purplish black.

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  • The cliff pueblos and dwellings, the cavate dwellings, and the cinder-cone towns were all built and occupied for defensive purposes when powerful enemies threatened.

    Canyons of the Colorado

  • Nor did these people neglect the gods, for in this crater town, as in the cinder-cone town, a place of worship was prepared.

    Canyons of the Colorado

  • In another minute the old seaman was sailing down the cinder-cone at the rate of fourteen knots an hour, while his son, setting off under the guidance of Moses towards a different point of the compass, was soon pushing his way through the tangled forest in the direction of the hermit's cave.

    Blown to Bits or, The Lonely Man of Rakata

  • In another minute the old seaman was sailing down the cinder-cone at the rate of fourteen knots an hour, while his son, setting off under the guidance of Moses towards a different point of the compass, was soon pushing his way through the tangled forest in the direction of the hermit's cave.

    Blown to Bits The Lonely Man of Rakata, the Malay Archipelago

  • Unexpectedly, Ronnie’s death has punched a pinhole of light in the cinder-cone blackness that surrounds me.

    Late, Late at Night

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