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  • That part was boring at first, but it ended with explosionsthe perverse eye-kicks of buildings tumbling after their hoverstruts were ripped apart by slivers of half-molten metal.

    Scott Westerfeld: Uglies Quartet

  • His need, anger, and sorrow drove him deeper into it than he had ever been or dared to go before; he grasped the raw power with unflinching "hands," manipulating it like soft, half-molten iron.

    Magic's Price

  • He did not switch off his raygun until the fifth robot was a glowing heap of half-molten metal and the almost unbearable heat made breathing difficult in the Command Room.

    Spaceship of Ancestors

  • The best way to secure this joint is to pour some half-molten solder on the ends of pipe and brick, making a solder clamp.

    Elements of Plumbing

  • It was the most extraordinary walk imaginable, over that vast plain of lava, twisted and distorted into every conceivable shape and form, according to the temperature it had originally attained and the rapidity with which it had cooled, its surface, like half-molten glass, cracking and breaking beneath our feet.

    Short Stories and Selections for Use in the Secondary Schools

  • The primeval earth seems rather a fiery and half-molten mass, where no organic life can dwell.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 324, March 18, 1882

  • But the snow lay thick on the pass 'twixt it and Seltze, half-molten, unpassable for horses.

    High Albania

  • It slid jingling from the heap; it was the bone of a forearm, and that which glittered on it was a half-molten ring of gold.

    The World's Desire

  • The fog and smoke which came in with him added to the strangeness of his aspect as he stood there; his hair rather long, unkempt, and wet with fog; his hands gloveless, and high boots spattered with mud and soaked with half-molten snow.

    The Bag of Diamonds

  • There was nothing to suggest the silence of once roaring flame, no half-molten rocks, no huge, honey-combed scoriae, no depths within depths glooming mystery and ancient horror.

    Heather and Snow


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