a. explosively unstable; relating to volcanoes
At least one village about three kilometers from the crater has been covered in a dusting of volcanic ash.
Sentence in Classic:
The sight of the fair young girl, as frank and wholesome as the Sierra breezes, had stirred his volcanic, untamed heart to its very depths.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
Now the other side presented itself to Lily, the volcanic nether side of the surface over which conjecture and innuendo glide so lightly till the first fissure turns their whisper to a shriek.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton Context
The unusual spectacle of her busy mother rocking comfortably and reading early in the morning made Jo feel as if some unnatural phenomenon had occurred, for an eclipse, an earthquake, or a volcanic eruption would hardly have seemed stranger.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott Context
It is a rock of almost conical form, which looks as though it had been thrust up by volcanic force from the depth to the surface of the ocean.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas Context
Instead he had come to America, where he lived in a garret room in this slum district, and made volcanic energy take the place of fire.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair Context
At that time it was the sudden volcanic rupture of nearly all relations between black and white, in work and government and family life.
The Souls of Black Folk By W. E. B. Du Bois Context