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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR VOLCANIC

Also, he knew the source of the red glow that had seemed like volcanic fires.

The Colonel had seen his men safely to the bottom of the volcanic pit.

The general inclination was to follow the lead of this volcanic man.

His volcanic temper had become even more than usually uncertain.

And in a moment the other shot off into one of his volcanic surprises.

Being there at such a crisis was like living in a volcanic land.

Like all the islands of the Atlantic, it is of volcanic formation.

Thorpe, during this hour that ensued, smoked with volcanic energy.

But a volcanic eruption is sterile, the ruin of the fertile ground.

I think the thing is worked by steam generated by volcanic heat.

WORD ORIGIN

1774, from French volcanique (see volcano). Figurative sense of "prone to explosive activity" is attested from 1854.

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