• WordNet 3.6
    • adj smoldering showing scarcely suppressed anger "her tone was...conversational although...her eyes were smoldering"- James Hensel"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Smoldering Being in a state of suppressed activity; quiet but not dead. "Some evil chance
      Will make the smoldering scandal break and blaze."
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  • Georg C. Lichtenberg
    “Man loves company, even if it is only that of a smoldering candle.”


In literature:

The stainless memory of the four years when he was a hero; a smoldering ember still left from that flaming glory which was his soul!
"Virginia" by Ellen Glasgow
A lazy smoldering admiration shone in his half shuttered eyes.
"Crooked Trails and Straight" by William MacLeod Raine
Then all at once a look of cunning satisfaction swept the baffled fury from his smoldering eyes.
"Shoe-Bar Stratton" by Joseph Bushnell Ames
Then Martin would rouse himself to find his pipe smoldering, the lamp dim, and the chill of the night upon him.
"The Wall Between" by Sara Ware Bassett
There was a tang of smoke in the air, and a blue haze from smoldering bonfires veiled the fall atmosphere.
"Paul and the Printing Press" by Sara Ware Bassett
Wilson stared back, his mouth hanging open, the smoldering, cigarette dangling from his mouth.
"Empire" by Clifford Donald Simak
And the realization swept all his smoldering love aflame into his eyes and lips.
"Seven Miles to Arden" by Ruth Sawyer
His body would be aflame or it would smolder and flicker out.
"Bolden's Pets" by F. L. Wallace
Hence the smoldering hickory that was like a breath from a far past.
"Dishes & Beverages of the Old South" by Martha McCulloch Williams
He recalled her smoldering eyes and full red lips.
"The Saracen: Land of the Infidel" by Robert Shea
He hoped it would soak up the wine that still smoldered in his stomach.
"The Saracen: The Holy War" by Robert Shea
The spark of the old love still smoldered within him, and would she succeed again in fanning it into flame?
"When Dreams Come True" by Ritter Brown
When Davidge came back from his trip the joy in his eyes at sight of her kindled her smoldering to flame.
"The Cup of Fury" by Rupert Hughes
Mayhap some aspiring dust-man, in whose mind smolders untaught genius, will chance upon it.
"Fire Mountain" by Norman Springer
And that is grief like a covered fire, which smolders in the heart and chars the foundations of life.
"The Bondboy" by George W. (George Washington) Ogden
The evening wore away and Dr. and Mrs. Nesbit were alone by the ashes in the smoldering fire in the grate.
"In the Heart of a Fool" by William Allen White
A slow flush spread over Olga Stark's face, and her eyes smoldered, but she did not answer.
"The Golden Amazons of Venus" by John Murray Reynolds
Thousands of acres of smoldering ruins lay in its wake.
"The Auto Boys' Mystery" by James A. Braden
His cheeks were sunken, and had the smoldering look of deep suffering.
"The Cosmic Deflector" by Stanton A. Coblentz
The forward line of the nose and the smoldering fierceness of eye should have been more informing.
"Ewing\'s Lady" by Harry Leon Wilson

In poetry:

The weeping willow shook its head
And stretched its shadow long;
The west grew crimson, the sun smoldered red,
The birds forbore a song.
"In The Willow Shade" by Christina Georgina Rossetti
Motionless, encircled by fiery roses,
The living altar of the cosmos smolders
And in its smoke, as in creative slumber,
All forces quiver, eternity's a dream.
"By Life Tormented" by Afanasy Afanasevich Fet
The years will pass until we comprehend him!
The Death itself reveals his fame:
The smoldering fire and roar of waves
uncovers his fiery soul and boundless heart!
"Napoleon" by Nikoloz Baratashvili
I heard a vesper-sparrow sing,
Withdrawn, it seemed, into the far
Slow sunset's tranquil cinnabar;
The crimson, softly smoldering
Behind the trees, with its one star.
"Dusk In The Woods" by Madison Julius Cawein
When in the shadows, like a rain of gold,
The fireflies stream steadily; and bright
Along the moss the glowworm, as of old,
A crawling sparkle—like a crooked light
In smoldering vellum—scrawls a square of night,—
"Phantoms" by Madison Julius Cawein
Eyes of a smoldering fire, heart of a lion at bay,
Patience to plan for tomorrow, valor to serve for today,
Mournful and mirthful and tender, quick as a flash with a jest,
Hiding with gibe and great laughter the ache that was dull
in his breast.
"Abraham Lincoln" by Margaret Elizabeth Sangster

In news:

View full size BRETT DUKE / THE TIMES-PICAYUNE The Rain CII plant smolders Thursday, June 7, 2012 in Gramercy.
Cabell Midland's Jacob Burcham ended his West Virginia prep cross country career in a blaze of glory Saturday, and that flame was left smoldering in his tread marks.
Tricky fire smolders at Toledo recycling plant .
The remnants of Haywood Community College's old sawmill were still smoldering Tuesday after a fire the night before destroyed most of the building.
Timbers smolder after a fire gutted a house on stilts in a Bay St Louis, Miss.
Bellevue factory fire contained, may smolder for days.
Caloosahatchee Forestry Center spokesman Victor Hill said a mulch fire at the Coastal Grinding Facility in south Lee County will likely continue to smolder for the next few days.
'Chicago Fire' Premiere May Only Smolder , But Definitely Sparks Our Interest.
Inside Pac-12 football: Jon Embree's hot seat starts to smolder in Boulder.
Under Byen Smolder in NYC.
No matter where you're from, his smoldering hotness translates.
Transportation officials partly reopened the Holland Tunnel to Manhattan-bound traffic this evening, five days after a still-smoldering fire at a nearby warehouse forced its closing.
Smoldering insulation keeps Kirksville firefighters busy.
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In science:

Another solution for removing continuous RFI is spatial filtering by eigenvalue decomposition (Leshem et al. 2000; Smolders & Hampson 2002; Ellingson & Hampson 2002), which disentangles the contribution of sources from different directions, and subsequently removes the contributions from the direction of interference.
Post-correlation filtering techniques for off-axis source and RFI removal