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a. A small piece of burned or partly burned substance, such as coal, that is not reduced to ashes but is incapable of further combustion.
b. A piece of charred substance that can burn further but without flame.
2. cinders Ashes.
3. cinders Geology See scoria.
4. Metallurgy See scoria.
5. Slag from a metal furnace.
tr.v. cin·dered, cin·der·ing, cin·ders
To burn or reduce to cinders.

[Alteration (influenced by Old French cendre, ashes) of Middle English sinder, from Old English, slag, dross.]

cin′der·y adj.
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He did not remember hearing any birds that morning, there was certainly no breeze stirring, and the only sounds were the faint movements from within the cindery cylinder.
Even the form of a crater can but rarely be discovered on the summits of the many red cindery hills; yet the more recent streams can be distinguished on the coast, forming lines of cliffs of less height, but stretching out in advance of those belonging to an older series: the height of the cliffs thus affording a rude measure of the age of the streams.
It might win you the hand of the handsome prince, yet also spells trouble: confinement to a cindery hearth, say, or the jealousy of a ruler who seeks to cut your heart out.
On 1936, as Orwell set out from London to Birmingham via Coventry on the first leg of his journey, he wrote: "The train bore me away, through the monstrous scenery of slag-heaps, foul canals, paths of cindery mud criss-crossed by the prints of clogs."
The grey forest soil subtype of Perm Krai forest-steppe is characterized by accumulation of organic matter and cindery elements in the upper horizon, clear eluvial-illuvial differentiation of profile according to silt, ferrum oxides, and aluminium.
Death brings dust and ashes and "The cindery skull" that formed when the smoldering coal dust's "tarry/Coral cooled." Throughout Human Chain Heaney explores possible endings through religious, philosophical, and mythic lenses.