Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Violent and destructive eruptiveness.

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Examples

  • 'To repress and hold-in such sudden anger he was continually' careful, 'and succeeded well: -- right, Samson; that it may become in thee as noble central heat, fruitful, strong, beneficent; not blaze out, or the seldomest possible blaze out, as wasteful volcanoism to scorch and consume!

    Past and Present Thomas Carlyle's Collected Works, Vol. XIII.

  • "To repress and hold-in such sudden anger he was continually careful," and succeeded well: -- right, Samson; that it may become in thee as noble central heat, fruitful, strong, beneficent; not blaze out, or the seldomest possible blaze out, as wasteful volcanoism to scorch and consume!

    Past and Present

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