Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A consolidated lava-flow covering a considerable area.

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Examples

  • (I remarked on the way to Ohod signs of a lava-field.)

    Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah

  • Rolls drew his tender past the Roman fish-pond; we skirted the western lava-field, along the now hard, grass-grown swamp, to the blue walls of the silent fort, with its silken-sounding palms, behind whose stillness lay perhaps more fear than peace.

    Seven Pillars of Wisdom

  • We feasted on the first day once, on the second twice, on the third twice; at Isawiya: and then, on May the thirtieth, we saddled and rode easily for three hours, past an old sanded lava-field to a valley in which seven-foot wells of the usual brackish water lay all about us.

    Seven Pillars of Wisdom

  • Before us lay a great dark lava-field, and short of it a range of red and black banded sandstone cliffs with conical tops.

    Seven Pillars of Wisdom

  • We passed Ghowashia, a ragged grove of palms, and marched over a lava-field easily, its roughnesses being drowned in sand just deep enough to smooth them, but not deep enough to be too soft.

    Seven Pillars of Wisdom

  • Our track lay across more lava-field, but to our morning strength the stones seemed rarer, and waves or hard surfaces of laid sand often drowned them smoothly with a covering as good to march on as a tennis court.

    Seven Pillars of Wisdom

  • Beyond it was another lava-field, older perhaps than the valleys, for its stones were smoothed, and between them were straths of flat earth, rank with weeds.

    Seven Pillars of Wisdom

  • English friend at Tisapán, at the edge of the great Pedrigal, or lava-field, which lies south of the capital.

    Anahuac : or, Mexico and the Mexicans, Ancient and Modern

  • Between us and the great mountain-chain that forms the rim of the valley, lies a group of extinct volcanos, from one of which descends the great lava-field.

    Anahuac : or, Mexico and the Mexicans, Ancient and Modern

  • To say nothing of the two great mountains we have just left behind, there is a hill of red volcanic tufa just beyond us; and still further on, though this is anticipating, our road passes over the lava-field at the foot of the little volcano of Santa Barbara.

    Anahuac : or, Mexico and the Mexicans, Ancient and Modern

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