The story opens with an appearance from the Brothers Grimm, asking an elderly woman to verify the story of a cinder girl.
At that moment, three or four shots rang out almost simultaneously, echoing throughout the cinder block building.
I'll see the basin scorched to a cinder before I'll let them in on the deal!
"I'll see you dogs burned to a cinder in the sun first," he growled.
And I must say for him that he is not one of those who think of the Alps as no more than a cinder track to try one's endurance.
It crisped the poor fellow to a cinder, and sheared the head of my comrade clean off.
The periods are like frog's eggs in the cinder Pond but the commas are like pollywogs with tails.
His mouth was as dry as a cinder, and his face was wet with perspiration—and tears.
In my case the cinder proved the introduction, as there was none other.
"It's been a coal day when you're left," said the kindling-wood to the cinder.
Old English sinder "dross of iron, slag," from Proto-Germanic *sendra- "slag" (cf. 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" (cf. Old Church Slavonic sedra "cinder").
Initial 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 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.