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  • n. Plural form of scoria.


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  • It has a variety of features: several lateral craters, shield volcanoes, scoriae and lava cones, extrusive domes and huge detached rocks.

    Volcanoes of Kamchatka, Russian Federation

  • There are also calderas, scoriae cones, lava streams, cinder fields, over 160 thermal and mineral springs, geysers, solfataras, mud pots and many other volcanic features.

    Volcanoes of Kamchatka, Russian Federation

  • “Material objects,” said a French philosopher, “are necessarily kinds of scoriae of the substantial thoughts of the Creator, which must always preserve an exact relation to their first origin; in other words, visible nature must have a spiritual and moral side.”


  • So much smoke, and possibly scoriae and cinders were mingled with them, that their light gleamed but faintly amid the gloom of the night.

    The Mysterious Island

  • Pillars of smoke and flame escaped from the crater; a hail of scoriae fell on the ground; but no current of lava burst from the mouth of the volcano, which proved that the volcanic matter had not yet attained the level of the superior orifice of the central shaft.

    The Mysterious Island

  • There was light pumice everywhere, but nothing like recent lava or scoriae.

    Unbeaten Tracks in Japan

  • This area of tufa cones, dark and grey basalt, clinkers, scoriae, fine ash, and ferruginous basalt, is something gigantic.

    The Hawaiian Archipelago

  • Horrid streams of a-a have to be cautiously skirted, which after rushing remorselessly over the kindlier lava have heaped rugged pinnacles of brown scoriae into impassable walls.

    The Hawaiian Archipelago

  • To the south of these plains violent volcanic action is everywhere apparent, not only in tufa cones, but in tracts of ashes, scoriae, and volcanic sand.

    The Hawaiian Archipelago

  • We travelled for miles through ashes and scoriae, and then descended into a dense afternoon fog; but Mr.S. is a practised mountaineer, and never faltered for a moment, and our horses made such good speed that late in the afternoon we were able to warm ourselves by a gallop, which brought us in here ravenous for supper before dark, having ridden for thirteen hours.

    The Hawaiian Archipelago


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