Cinder

Cin"der

(sn"dr), n. [AS. sinder slag, dross; akin to Icel. sindr dross, Sw. sinder, G. sinter, D. sintel; perh. influenced by F. cendre ashes, fr. L. cinis. Cf. Sinter.] 1. Partly burned or vitrified coal, or other combustible, in which fire is extinct.
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2. A hot coal without flame; an ember. Swift.
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3. A scale thrown off in forging metal.
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4. The slag of a furnace, or scoriaceous lava from a volcano.
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Cinder frame, a framework of wire in front of the tubes of a locomotive, to arrest the escape of cinders. -- Cinder notch (Metal.), the opening in a blast furnace, through which melted cinder flows out.
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