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  • adj. Of or pertaining to scoria.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Scoriaceous.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Scoriaceous.

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Examples

  • Cf. note on line 14 of "To Helen," page 183. 14. scoriac: a very rare word, from _scoria_ (lava).

    Selections from Poe

  • The reticence, the directness, the innocence of any theatricality, the avoidance of all that is purely effective, the dignity of expression, the salt and irony, the round, full ring of every detail are good and fortifying after the scoriac inundations of Wagner's genius.

    Musical Portraits Interpretations of Twenty Modern Composers

  • Certainly the heavy avalanches of scoriac passion which rend their way through the pages of the Human Comedy make even the graceful blasphemies of the Oscar Wilde group, in those fastidious enclosures, seem a babyish pretence of naughtiness.

    Suspended Judgments Essays on Books and Sensations

  • It was one of those terrible Illinois days when the temperature drops suddenly to zero, and the churned mud of the highways hardens into scoriac rock, which cripples the horses and sends the heavy wagons booming and thundering along like mad things.

    Other Main-Travelled Roads

  • It was one of those terrible Illinois days when the temperature drops suddenly to zero, and the churned mud of the highways hardens into a sort of scoriac rock, which cripples the horses and sends the heavy wagons booming and thundering along like mad things.

    Wayside Courtships

  • They are high and very steep, but with rounded tops and edges, and are covered, as is the ground round about, with scoriac boulders.

    V. The Black-Tail Deer

  • Gazing from the pinnacle as the sun rose, he easily traced a blackened swath cut from the fifth hill up to the eastward wall of the imperial grounds; and, in proof of the fury of the gale, the terraces of the garden were covered inches deep with ashes and scoriac-looking flakes of what at sunset had been happy homes.

    The Prince of India — Volume 02

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  • Found in E A Poe's poem "Ulalume—A Ballad"

    These were days when my heart was volcanic
    As the scoriac rivers that roll—
    As the lavas that restlessly roll

    September 3, 2012