volcanic crater

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n volcanic crater a bowl-shaped geological formation at the top of a volcano
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Usage

In literature:

This formation is sometimes called the Crater, because of its shape, but there is no evidence of volcanic action.
"Arizona Sketches" by Joseph A. Munk
The formation of mud is not confined to the method given, but great quantities of this plastic material flow at times from volcanic craters.
"The San Francisco Calamity" by Various
Its superficial resemblance to some terrestrial volcanic craters is very striking.
"Curiosities of the Sky" by Garrett Serviss
It may even be that the crater walls were broken down by outer waters, not by any volcanic flood.
"A Tramp's Notebook" by Morley Roberts
In effect, these mountains of the moon are ancient volcanic craters, with no summits, nor covers.
"Astronomy for Amateurs" by Camille Flammarion
Sad to say, the Count was some time after killed by falling into a volcanic crater in the Eastern Isles!
"Notes and Queries, No. 209, October 29 1853" by Various
A dozen dead craters show to-day where those immense volcanic chimneys were.
"Earth and Sky Every Child Should Know" by Julia Ellen Rogers
Near the summit was a lake formed in an old volcanic crater which we had come specially to look at.
"The English in the West Indies" by James Anthony Froude
There are, indeed, few objects in nature more picturesque than a wooded volcanic crater.
"Principles of Geology" by Charles Lyell
Craters, large and small, hot springs, and other evidences of volcanic activity, abound throughout the archipelago.
"The Belief in Immortality and the Worship of the Dead" by James George Frazer
There are even a few craters 100 feet across, that have been produced by volcanic explosions.
"Unexplored!" by Allen Chaffee
Towards the south the country is very rugged and a series of extinct volcanic craters occur.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Slice 4" by Various
Throughout this region are many broken volcanic craters and lava streams.
"The Cathedrals of Southern France" by Francis Miltoun
Many of the small lakes, filling volcanic craters, are of great depth.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 7" by Various
It might well be that a new crater-shaped depression should appear in the moon without any volcanic action having occurred.
"The Library Magazine of Select Foreign Literature" by Various
The principal feature of the island was an extinct volcanic crater, rising to an altitude of 2,000 feet, at the east end of the island.
"The Image and the Likeness" by John Scott Campbell
These are near the Lake of Agnano, an ancient volcanic crater.
"From the Oak to the Olive" by Julia Ward Howe
Its crater is one of the most extraordinary spectacles in the volcanic system of Java.
"Narrative of the Circumnavigation of the Globe by the Austrian Frigate Novara, Volume II" by Karl Ritter von Scherzer
He looked as if he would have been much obliged for a volcanic crater to sink into.
"Excuse Me!" by Rupert Hughes
It has no crater and no trace of lingering volcanic heat.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 1" by Various
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In news:

Astounding footage from above the volcanic crater in Iceland.
HONOLULU — Ray Emory could not accept that more than one quarter of the 2,400 Americans who died at Pearl Harbor were buried , unidentified, in a volcanic crater.
Crater Lake, what's left after ancient Mount Mazama blew up in a volcanic eruption nearly 8,000 years ago, lies in south-central Oregon.
The craters that do form are often hard to recognize or disappear entirely as they are eroded by geological processes, such as wind and possibly icy volcanism.
GRAIL 's new gravity-field map is a detailed study of the moon — a view of its volcanic landforms, peaks and craters in unprecedented fidelity.
Ray Emory could not accept that more than one quarter of the 2,400 Americans who died at Pearl Harbor were buried, unidentified, in a volcanic crater.
HONOLULU (AP) — Ray Emory could not accept that more than one quarter of the 2,400 Americans who died at Pearl Harbor were buried, unidentified, in a volcanic crater.
HONOLULU — Ray Emory could not accept that more than one quarter of the 2,400 Americans who died at Pearl Harbor were buried, unidentified, in a volcanic crater.
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