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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
cinder block
▪ They passed a Baptist church set on cinder blocks.
▪ The room is maybe six feet square, with cinder block walls.
▪ Three small houses, made of painted cinder block and aluminum, faced the hotel from across the street.
▪ His bookshelves were plywood and cinder blocks.
▪ If the foundation is made of cinder blocks, they need to be set in a bed of mortar on the concrete.
▪ In Colonia Anapra, homes are made from plywood sheets, wooden pallets, unpainted cinder blocks and cardboard.
▪ Burning cinders fell onto the roof.
▪ A cooking pot hung on a tripod though the logs beneath were now blackened cinders.
▪ His chill was replaced by hot cinders deep in his heart.
▪ If the foundation is made of cinder blocks, they need to be set in a bed of mortar on the concrete.
▪ It uses the ground's grass areas and cinder track for training.
▪ Pearce, wanting to take a quick throw-in, grabbed the ball and pushed him on the cinder track surrounding the pitch.
▪ She'd even felt quite calm, only thinking that in the oven his dinner would be in cinders now.
▪ The room is maybe six feet square, with cinder block walls.
▪ Three small houses, made of painted cinder block and aluminum, faced the hotel from across the street.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Slag \Slag\ (sl[a^]g), n. [Sw. slagg, or LG. slacke, whence G. schlacke; originally, perhaps, the splinters struck off from the metal by hammering. See Slay, v. t.]

  1. The dross, or recrement, of a metal; also, vitrified cinders.

  2. The scoria of a volcano.

  3. (Metal.) A product of smelting, containing, mostly as silicates, the substances not sought to be produced as matte or metal, and having a lower specific gravity than the latter; -- called also, esp. in iron smelting, cinder. The slag of iron blast furnaces is essentially silicate of calcium, magnesium, and aluminium; that of lead and copper smelting furnaces contains iron.

    Slag furnace, or Slag hearth (Metal.), a furnace, or hearth, for extracting lead from slags or poor ore.

    Slag wool, mineral wool. See under Mineral.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

Old English sinder "dross of iron, slag," from Proto-Germanic *sendra- "slag" (cognates: Old Saxon sinder "slag, dross," Old Norse sindr, Middle Low German and Middle Dutch sinder, Dutch sintel, Old High German sintar, German Sinter), from PIE root *sendhro- "coagulating fluid" (cognates: Old Church Slavonic sedra "cinder").\n

\nInitial s- changed to c- under influence of unrelated French cendre "ashes," from Latin cinerem (nominative cinis) "ashes," from or related to Greek konis "dust" (see incinerate). The Latin word was contracted to *cin'rem and the -d- inserted for ease of pronunciation (compare peindre from pingere). The French word also apparently shifted the sense of the English one to "small piece of burnt coal" (16c.). Volcanic cinder cone is recorded from 1849.


n. A river in Alaska.


n. a fragment of incombustible matter left after a wood or coal or charcoal fire [syn: clinker]


A cinder is a pyroclastic material. Cinders are extrusive igneous rocks. Cinders are similar to pumice, which has so many cavities and is such low-density that it can float on water. Cinder is typically brown, black, or red depending on its chemical content. A more modern name for cinder is Scoria.

Cinder (album)

Cinder is the seventh major album by Australian trio, Dirty Three. Conceived in the summer of 2005 on Phillip Island, in South Eastern Australia, the songs are shorter, more trimmed down and classic in composition than usual Dirty Three output.

Recorded in just 10 days, Cinder's 19 tracks includes violin, drums, mandolin, bouzouki, organ, piano, acoustic guitar, bagpipes, and, rarely for a Dirty Three album, vocals.

Chan Marshall also lends her talents to the album with some vocals, as well as co-writing one of the songs.

Cover art by guitarist Mick Turner.

Cinder (disambiguation)

Cinder refers to pyroclastic material.

Cinder or Cinders may also refer to:

Cinder (novel)

Cinder is the debut novel of Marissa Meyer, published by Macmillan Publishers through their subsidiary Feiwel & Friends. The story is loosely based on the classic fairytale " Cinderella". Cinder was selected as one of IndieBound's Kids' Next List for winter 2012.

Cinder (band)

Cinder is an American rock band.

The band was formed in 1999 when singer Roger Young and lead guitarist Kenny Craig began playing bars and clubs around the Southern Florida coastline and writing songs for album Soapy Tuna. It was at this time they picked up bassist Pat McGuire and drummer Brian Colbert and changed their name to Jesus Gun. In this form they recorded another album, which was available only at shows. In 2001 they signed a record deal with Geffen Records and the album Break Your Silence was recorded, with Scott Weiland (of Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver) producing nine of the album’s eleven tracks. In addition, Jay Baumgardner ( Papa Roach, Alien Ant Farm, and Drowning Pool) and John Kurzweg ( Creed, Puddle of Mudd) lent a hand in the production process as well. After the album was finished, the band name was changed again, this time to Cinder, under pressure from the record company, for legal reasons. Cinder began touring with such heavyweights as Creed, Sevendust and Thirty Seconds to Mars, gaining a loyal following across America. Unfortunately, before the release date Geffen Records was bought out and unsigned bands including Cinder were released, and the album never was released. The single from that album Soul Creation was released and received much airtime on both the radio and on MTV, essentially promoting an album that was doomed to never exist (though a promo copy of the album did indeed leak onto the internet in 2002). Soul Creation managed to get onto the Mainstream Rock charts. Soul Creation was also featured in PS2 videogames MX Unleashed, Downhill Domination and NHL 2004. This single helped keep the band's dreams alive as they struggled with their record company's contract. It took two more years for Cinder to be released from their contract with Geffen Records expired, and two more years after that before they were picked up by Rock Ridge Records.

In this time of limbo bassist Pat McGuire decided to leave the band, he was soon replaced with their current bassist, Steve Reich. With the new lineup and the new record company Cinder was ready to get back to recording. Their second album, titled House Full Of No Trust, was released on August 8, 2006, and a tour was to follow that but it was cut short due to lack of funds and Rock Ridge Records dropping the band. The album had a much softer sound than their unreleased first album. A third album entitled 'You' which saw the band returning to their original, heavier style was released in 2010. The album contains a total of 7 songs: 4 new songs and 2 new recordings of songs from their unreleased Geffen album. The lead single 'Gangsta Stereo' was released in 2010 and failed to chart.

Cinder (programming library)

Cinder is a programming library, designed to give the C++ language advanced visualization abilities. It was released as a public tool in spring 2010 and can be viewed in many ways as an open-source, C++-based alternative to tools like the Java-based Processing library, Microsoft Silverlight or Adobe Flash. It is also comparable to the C++ based openFrameworks; the main difference is that Cinder uses more system-specific libraries for better performance while openFrameworks affords better control over its underlying libraries.

Unlike Flash and Silverlight, Cinder is generally used in a non-browser environment. This, combined with the speed provided by C++, makes the library more appropriate for heavily abstracted projects, including art installations, commercial campaigns and other advanced animation work.

Usage examples of "cinder".

Harding could have manufactured this substance by treating the carbonate of potash, which would be easily extracted from the cinders of the vegetables, by azotic acid.

Cyrus Harding could have manufactured this substance by treating the carbonate of potash, which would be easily extracted from the cinders of the vegetables, by azotic acid.

They usually blundered around in the area between the fences until the early morning sun or an SO-17 flame-thrower reduced their lifeless husk to a cinder, and released the tormented soul to make its way through eternity in peace.

She sidled along the Cinder Town fences like any little wench returning after a breathless adventure, and nearly collided with poor Coode who was leaning over his front gate and hanging his melancholy on the pegs of the stars.

She took what she needed with her, passing on the cinder road poor Coode trundling two chicken coops on a barrow.

Cold cinders crumbled under his hands as he marked a patch of ground with soot, then stamped around in a curious dance, singing in a reedy voice that occasionally slipped low.

Wing was writing a letter and Dybbuk was reading what looked like a two-hundred-year-old book as thick as a cinder block and just as dusty.

The Gurth did not want their newly acquired living space cindered, they wanted it intact.

Cyrus Harding felt the volcanic tufa with which the plain was strewn, and which was but pulverized cinders hardened into solid blocks by time, tremble beneath him, but he could discover no traces of fresh lava.

Outside I heard Poppa coming across the cinders in the front yard, making the heavy crunching sound that he always did, and there was a lighter crunch behind him.

Cinder sat kneeling behind her, looking up at her with his Shikar eyes, an almost innocent expression sculpting the masculine planes of his face.

The bright glare of a flashlight illuminated the confines of the car and Cinder winced, his Shikar eyes overly sensitive to the artificial light.

Sulfin Evend snapped, surly as he discovered his spoiled boots, holed through by hot ash and cinders.

Obsidian and Cady had departed from the chamber, Tryton turned to dismiss Edge and Cinder, but motioned for The Traveler to stay behind.

In the midst of the general glow, however, there was one black unkindled cinder.