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noun as in piece of burned matter

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Just grab a dead cracked cap polypore, get one edge of the shelf fungus smoldering with a coal from your fire, and carry it for an hour or two in a fireproof container to transport the live ember to your new campfire location.

Place the pieces close together, eliminating gaps that would drop your embers down into the snow.

When the Khoisan hunter-gatherers of sub-Saharan Africa gazed upon the meandering trail of stars and dust that split the night sky, they saw the embers of a campfire.

Just defining the fire dynamics of embers alone is a huge task.

Another about mulch that lets embers smolder until a wind whips them into “open flames that creep right up to people’s house walls.”

One night, driving home, I passed an alley and saw someone light a crack pipe, the tiny red ember flaring bright.

If just a single ember remains hot at its core, Olshanski notes, the result can be an inferno.

Fire was actually carried in hollowed out branches in which an ember was placed.

I understood, and, stepping to the fire, returned with a charred ember.

The other snatched a blazing ember from the mud chimney and struck the leading wolf dead partly within the hut.

When he ceased silence reigned, except for the occasional snapping of a burning ember.

It grew and expanded till it formed a huge ember-mottled orchid with vast petals trembling in the wind.

Darius lay as I had last seen him; and him we buried in the maize clearing at the back, with the ember glow for funeral lights.


On this page you'll find 7 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to ember, such as: ash(es), cinder, brand, coal, and slag.

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