Synonyms for cinder

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"I'll see you dogs burned to a cinder in the sun first," he growled.

It crisped the poor fellow to a cinder, and sheared the head of my comrade clean off.

What's to be done, then, if a man be drowned at sea, or burned to a cinder in a lime-kiln?

His mouth was as dry as a cinder, and his face was wet with perspiration—and tears.

"It's been a coal day when you're left," said the kindling-wood to the cinder.

"You're too chip-per," replied the cinder to the kindling wood.

Every incoming locomotive deposited its ashes on the cinder path.

The path is not a cinder one, as I think them untidy, so I was not more than muddied.

“But I am so sure, Cinder—I am indeed,” cried the lad, piteously.

But I should just like to have a peep in one or two of the packages, Cinder.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English sinder "dross of iron, slag," from Proto-Germanic *sendra- "slag" (cf. Old Saxon sinder "slag, dross," Old Norse sindr, Middle Low German and Middle Dutch sinder, Dutch sintel, Old High German sintar, German Sinter), from PIE root *sendhro- "coagulating fluid" (cf. Old Church Slavonic sedra "cinder").

Initial s- changed to c- under influence of unrelated French cendre "ashes," from Latin cinerem (nominative cinis) "ashes," from or related to Greek konis "dust" (see incinerate). The French word also apparently shifted the sense of the English one to "small piece of burnt coal" (16c.). Volcanic cinder cone is recorded from 1849.

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