Synonyms for cinders

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At the lower end it was black and hard and broken like cinders.

Been high and low, on the chance of finding some hope of saving any cinders from the fire.

Before the stove the cinders of the previous winter still lay in a heap.

At length the stew began to simmer on a fire covered with cinders.

We are like travellers using the cinders of a volcano to roast their eggs.

He would do nothing but sit on the stove and play with the cinders.

There were holes in this metal basket for the cinders to fall through.

The prairie was covered with cinders, and the grass was burned and withered.

The cinders fell, jingling and crackling, round the prince in a little shower.

The prairie was covered with cinders, and the grass was burnt and withered.

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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ash

nounpowder remains after a fire
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