from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A path or way laid with cinders instead of gravel.


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  • Field, and his announcement aroused a tumult of excitement in the Bannister section of the stands, as well as among the Gold and Green cinder-path stars.

    T. Haviland Hicks Senior J. Raymond Elderdice

  • Scores were busily engaged in running around the cinder-path, taking the high jump, trying the hurdles, so as to perfect themselves against the coming Saturday when the wonderful event was to come off; sprinting for the short races of fifty, or a hundred yards; throwing the discus or the hammer, and numerous other lively doings.

    The Chums of Scranton High on the Cinder Path Donald Ferguson

  • Since Scranton High had taken such a leading part in the outdoor sports so beloved by all wide-awake boys, it could be set down as certain that the fellows in Allandale and Belleville would not be content to let them rest upon their well-earned laurels, but would strive with might and main to excel them on the diamond, the cinder-path, the football gridiron, or some other field of athletic endeavor.

    The Chums of Scranton High at Ice Hockey Donald Ferguson

  • Doctor McCall meanwhile went down the cinder-path, to all passers-by

    Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science Volume 11, No. 27, June, 1873 Various

  • They ran like colts, and some displayed amazing speed, considering that they had been diligently working out on that same cinder-path for over two hours, with little intermissions between for resting.

    The Chums of Scranton High on the Cinder Path Donald Ferguson

  • Spike Robertson, had been training most strenuously for that annual cinder-path classic, the State Intercollegiate Track and Field

    T. Haviland Hicks Senior J. Raymond Elderdice

  • Yes, and there was Nick Lang, as big as life, running like the wind around the cinder-path and looking as though he might have a pretty fair chance to carry off some sort of prize.

    The Chums of Scranton High on the Cinder Path Donald Ferguson

  • He must have been in excellent trim, for he shot along the heavy track as if he was running on the cinder-path, and I saw before I had gone fifty yards that I hadn't a chance in the world of catching him.

    The Lost Valley James Morgan Walsh 1924

  • An Andalusian horse cares nothing for the ground on which he goes, though it be hard and unyielding as iron; and he clambers up and down steep, rocky precipices as happily as he trots along a cinder-path.

    The Land of The Blessed Virgin; Sketches and Impressions in Andalusia 1919

  • I glanced round, and stood for a moment upon the cinder-path as though turned to stone.

    The Great Secret 1906


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