embers


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em·ber

 (ĕm′bər)
n.
1. A small, glowing piece of coal or wood, as in a dying fire.
2. embers The smoldering coal or ash of a dying fire.

[Middle English embre, from Old English ǣmerge.]
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embers

plural noun cinders, ashes, residue, live coals We were sitting around the dying embers of the bonfire.
Translations
جَمْر
glød
parázs
glæîur
žarijos
kvēlojošas ogles
žeravé uhlíky

embers

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embers

[ˈɛmbəz] nplbraci fpl

embers

(ˈembəz) noun plural
the sparking or glowing remains of a fire.
References in classic literature ?
He had been gazing at the red embers as intently as if his past life were all pictured there, or as if it were a prospect of the future world, when little Alice's voice aroused him.
The most simple manner in which this operation is performed, and I think, the best, consists in placing any number of the freshly plucked fruit, when in a particular state of greenness, among the embers of a fire, in the same way that you would roast a potato.
In my joy I thrust my hand into the live embers, but quickly drew it out again with a cry of pain.
It was red and hot, and now and again it was a little darkened--as it were, the embers of a bonfire smouldering.
When it was very cold, embers from the soldiers' campfire were placed on a bent sheet of iron on the steps in the "reception room"- as Denisov called that part of the hut- and it was then so warm that the officers, of whom there were always some with Denisov and Rostov, sat in their shirt sleeves.
I had probably slept only a few minutes, but my commonplace dream had somehow so strongly impressed me that I was no longer drowsy; and after a little while I rose, pushed the embers of my fire together, and lighting my pipe proceeded in a rather ludicrously methodical way to meditate upon my vision.
In an ice-cavern behind the boat the last red embers of a dying fire flicker from time to time over the figures of two men.
I had no notion of a kiln, such as the potters burn in, or of glazing them with lead, though I had some lead to do it with; but I placed three large pipkins and two or three pots in a pile, one upon another, and placed my firewood all round it, with a great heap of embers under them.
One of the men was heating something in a tin cup over the embers.
On a low stool by the hearthside, the only article of furniture in the place, sat his mother, staring into a fireplace strewn with blackened embers and cold ashes.
Tired of keeping the extremities of his long person so near together, the singer gradually suffered the lower limbs to extend themselves, until one of his misshapen feet actually came in contact with and shoved aside the embers of the fire.
He sank into the chair, and brooded over the embers, and shed tears.