• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Char. See Chare.
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In literature:

Attusah does not rely, however, on a facile hypothesis with a triumphant enemy at hand, and a dozen towns charring to ashes in sight.
"The Frontiersmen" by Charles Egbert Craddock
Whin there's books to be wrote, who writes thim but Char-les Lever or Oliver Goldsmith or Willum Carleton?
"Mr. Dooley: In the Hearts of His Countrymen" by Finley Peter Dunne
In went her hand, and out came a charred end of velvet ribbon.
"Sir Mortimer" by Mary Johnston
To the left of the line there was a misty glimpse of water over a foreground of charred stumps.
"Lady Merton, Colonist" by Mrs. Humphry Ward
It seemed to me from the charred remains that the furniture had been just broken up and then partially burnt.
"Jacques Bonneval" by Anne Manning
Amongst it stood the crooked and charred stems of furze with which it had been covered before the fire passed.
"After London" by Richard Jefferies
The charred timber found in the ruins of Herculaneum has undergone no change in 1,800 years.
"Burroughs' Encyclopaedia of Astounding Facts and Useful Information, 1889" by Barkham Burroughs
The lower limbs were already charred, and the right hand was shrivelling.
"The Marriage of William Ashe" by Mrs. Humphry Ward
The galley fireplace was empty of fuel, a few pieces of charred wood were the only remains of a fire.
"The Pilots of Pomona" by Robert Leighton
Ralph put the warrant back, charred and crumbled, into the breast pocket of the jerkin he wore.
"The Shadow of a Crime A Cumbrian Romance" by Hall Caine
Again she took up the charred stick in her little hand, and hesitated.
"The Way of a Man" by Emerson Hough
In another country I should have named it as a charred log on an old pine burning, for that was precisely what it looked like.
"African Camp Fires" by Stewart Edward White
During the fifteen or twenty seconds it lay there every fold that touched the stone was charred, and the rest of it scorched yellow.
"Modern Mythology" by Andrew Lang
If the substance chars, then it may be inferred that it is of an organic nature.
"A System of Instruction in the Practical Use of the Blowpipe" by Anonymous
Cotton or silk insulation will char at about 260 deg.
"Cyclopedia of Telephony & Telegraphy Vol. 1" by Kempster Miller
The hot breath of the fire swept up in gusts, bearing charred flakes that had been leaves.
"The Lookout Man" by B. M. Bower
Char (taking the little coat tenderly in her hands).
"The Southern Cross" by Foxhall Daingerfield, Jr.
In some instances the fingers of burned bodies will be charred.
"The Science of Fingerprints" by Federal Bureau of Investigation
And a scarred, ex-space marine had blaster-flamed one of the Star-and-Comet dealers into charred human ash.
"Star Hunter" by Andre Alice Norton
At this angle he was perplexed by coming into contact with fragments of charred wood.
"At War with Pontiac" by Kirk Munroe and J. Finnemore

In poetry:

So I stared in that furnace
where beauties char
but found radiant Venus
reflected there.
"On Looking Into The Eyes Of A Demon Lover" by Sylvia Plath
I am sick
Of it, and I go on
Living, alone, alone,
Past the charred silos, past the hidden graves
Of Chippewas and Norwegians.
"Having Lost My Sons, I Confront The Wreckage Of The Moon: Christmas, 1960" by James Wright
"Ye overthrown!" did I jeer and groan--
"Ho! who is your master?--say!--
Ye shapes that writhe in the slag and moan
Your slow-charred souls away--
Ye worse than worst of things accurst--
Ye dead leaves of a day!"
"What The Wind Said" by James Whitcomb Riley
Much more a Muse that bears upon her
Raiment and wreath and flower of honour,
Gathered long since and long since woven,
Fades not or falls as fall the vernal
Blossoms that bear no fruit eternal,
By summer or winter charred or cloven.
"Age And Song (to Barry Cornwall)" by Algernon Charles Swinburne
She "kep' lookin' ovah Jurdan," kep' "a-trustin' in de word,"
Kep' a-lookin' fo "de char'et," kep' "a-waitin' fo' de Lawd,"
If she evah had to quavah of de shadder of a doubt,
It ain't nevah been discovahed, fo' she nevah sung it out;
"Black Mammies" by Leslie Pinckney Hill
So we went inside sight-seein', till we met a chap who sed
He could tell us our char-ack-ters by a-feelin' ub our head;
So we had our heads examined, most particularly mine,
Fer I wuz a splendid subjeck, full uv bumps, an' traits—an' wine.
"A Stockman's Adventures in New York" by William Lawrence Chittenden

In news:

Coconut shrimp ($13), lightly coated in crunchy white shreds tipped in char.
A blaze ripped through a Spuyten Duyvil co-op Friday morning, sending an elderly couple to the Jacobi Medical Center with serious injuries and charring the apartment that's been their home for close to 50 years.
A senior federal official is urging communities, utilities and others to collaborate more on projects aimed at restoring forests and rangeland charred by blazes and guarding against catastrophic fires.
Thursday July 26, 2012 Posted 4 months, 1 week ago by Charli McKenzie.
A wildfire that's burned dozens of homes and charred more than 20,000 acres near Cle Elum was 90 percent contained by firefighters Tuesday night.
The Bettis Road Valley was charred by the Taylor Bridge Fire August 16, 2012, near Cle Elum, Washington.
Vicky Rubalcaba and her husband spent most of the day cleaning up charred debris after a fire ignited in their backyard.
Dressed to a Tea is an afternoon of tea, art, style and music that will feature fashions from Charli, Little Red Schoolhouse, Morgan Fitzgerald's and Witt's End.
1 Red Bell Pepper, charred.
4 each Roma Tomatoes, charred.
2 each Serrano peppers, charred.
Charred to Perfection, in Your Fireplace .
President Barack Obama inspected the devastation from Sandy on Wednesday, flying high over flooded neighborhoods, sand-strewn streets and a burning fire that charred homes along the New Jersey coastline.
(AP) — President Barack Obama inspected the devastation from Sandy on Wednesday, flying high over flooded neighborhoods, sand-strewn streets and a burning fire that charred homes along the New Jersey coastline.
Charred hillsides are vulnerable to erosion and flooding during downpours because they have less vegetation to soak up rain, and burned soils can repel water.

In science:

Monomial curves in K 3 are known to always be set-thoretic complete intersections (see and ), and the same is true for all monomial curves in P3 (see ) if char K > 0: the extension to the characteristic zero case is a longstanding open problem, besides some special cases (see, e.g., ).
Determinantal ideals and monomial curves in the three-dimensional space
Let k be a non-archimedean local field of char(k) 6= 2, and residual degree q .
Rational points on compactifications of semi-simple algebraic groups
Suppose that the order of G is not divisible by the characteristic of K (in particular, this is the case if char(K ) = 0).
Generalized 2-vector spaces and general linear 2-groups
Mumford: Enriques’ classification of surfaces in char p.
Singularities appearing on generic fibers of morphisms between smooth schemes
On the other hand, assume that X is defined over a perfect field of characteristic char(k) ≥ dim(X ), and that it admits a lifting to the 2nd Witt vectors W2 (k).
GV-sheaves, Fourier-Mukai transform, and Generic Vanishing
Using the TKK construction, Kac derived a classification of simple finitedimensional Jordan superalgebras, under the assumption char F = 0, from the classification of simple finite-dimensional Lie superalgebras .
Classification of linearly compact simple Jordan and generalized Poisson superalgebras
Gelaki, The classification of finite dimensional triangular Hopf algebras over an algebraical ly closed field of char 0, Mosc.
Simple Hopf algebras and deformations of finite groups
Suppose that char k = 0, and that End(E ) ∼= ZK .
Transcendental lattices and supersingular reduction lattices of a singular $K3$ surface
We will first assume that char(K) = 0, and later indicate the changes to be made in the positive characteristic case.
Uniform independence in linear groups
Let A be a standard graded Artinian K -algebra, with char K = 0.
The central simple modules of Artinian Gorenstein algebras
Let A be a standard graded Artinian K -algebra with a symmetric Hilbert function, where char(K ) = 0.
The central simple modules of Artinian Gorenstein algebras
The highest differences in the absolute terms occur at the peaks of the pro file, i.e., at the velocities char acteristic for the fast wing of the distribution function of thermal populations of neutral hydrogen in the inner heliosphere.
Neutral interstellar hydrogen in the inner heliosphere under influence of wavelength-dependent solar radiation pressure
More precisely, Z (M) is trivial if and only if char F, the characteristic of F, equals 2 (cf.
Generators of nonassociative simple Moufang loops over finite prime fields
They are satisfied independently of char F, and are as simple as the author was able to find.
Generators of nonassociative simple Moufang loops over finite prime fields
The hypothesis that K is a field with char(K ) = 0 is essential.
A note on the generic initial ideal for complete intersections