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also smoul·der (smōl′dər)
intr.v. smol·dered, smol·der·ing, smol·ders also smoul·dered or smoul·der·ing or smoul·ders
1. To burn with little smoke and no flame.
2. To exist in a suppressed state: Revolution smoldered in the masses.
3. To show signs of repressed anger or hatred.
Thick smoke resulting from a slow fire.

[Middle English smolderen, to suffocate, from smolder, smoke, probably alteration of smorther, from Old English smorian, to smoke.]
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the US spelling of smouldering
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Adj.1.smoldering - showing scarcely suppressed anger; "her tone was...conversational although...her eyes were smoldering"- James Hensel
angry - feeling or showing anger; "angry at the weather"; "angry customers"; "an angry silence"; "sending angry letters to the papers"
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Along the length of his thigh, the head on his knee and directed toward a smoldering log in a fireplace, clung an incredibly large striped cat.
He stirred the smoldering ashes till the broiled fowl began to sizzle afresh.
A cloud of dark smoke, as from smoldering ruins, went up toward the sun now bright and gay in the blue, enameled sky.
In the farthest corner, on a bench beside a bed on which something was lying, stood a tallow candle with a long, thick, and smoldering wick.
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KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Friday sought comments from the city mayor, director general of Solid Waste Management Board (SSWMB) and others in a petition seeking imposition of a complete ban on disposal, burning or smoldering of solid waste and garbage in Malir River or its banks at the Korangi Causeway.The petition was filed by Yasir Khursid and 41 other residents of Air Force Officers Housing Society (AFOHS), Dadabhai Town Mehmoodabad, Shehri-Citizens for a Better Environment and others.
A smoldering fire was reported aboard a Delta Airlines aircraft parked at a gate at the Eugene Airport on Thursday afterAaAeAeA noon, prompting t evacuation of the A Concourse while the fire was put out.
Smoldering is flameless form of combustion phenomenon, deriving heat from heterogeneous reactions occurring on the surface of a solid fuel (Figure 1).
Ahad, an economist and native Somalian who has written on Somali history, literature, and historiographical writing, analyzes the Deelly poetry debate, which took place in 1979 and 1980 among Somalia's cultural elite about the problems it faced due to clan rivalry, in the form of poetic orations by 49 participants and emphasizing the imagery of the bountiful she-camel and the smoldering fire of tribal and clan rivalry.
Officials are ready to try a more aggressive plan to extinguish a fire that's been smoldering underground at the Pasco Sanitary Landfill since November 2013.