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I fancy the popular ex- pectation of a heap of charred corpses was disappointed at this inanimate bulk.
It was Mugambi, whom Jane had thought dead amidst the charred ruins of the bungalow.
One corner I saw was charred and shattered; perhaps, I thought, by an explosion among the specimens.
Beside me were the charred vestiges of the boats and these four dead bodies.
He planted piles, and made buttresses and burned them, leaving their charred and blackened ruins, standing in the water from shore to shore.
At the cry, at the shot, the countess sprang from the carriage, and ran, with delirious emotion, over the snow to the banks of the river; she saw the burned bivouacs and the charred remains of the bridge, and the fatal raft, which the men were launching into the icy waters of the Beresina.
For a long time he stood there just looking down upon the dead body, charred beyond recognition, and then he stooped and lifted it in his arms.
In silence, in love, and in reverence he buried, in the little rose garden that had been Jane Clayton's pride and love, the poor, charred form and beside it the great black warriors who had given their lives so futilely in their mistress' protection.
Warnings from government authorities about the serious health risks posed by charred food have been largely ignored by many eateries and restaurants in Qatar.
On heating, fire-retardant materials form foamed cellular charred layers on their surface, which protects the underlying material from the action of the heat flux or the flame.
Double Bastard Ale was first released November 1998; Southern Charred is a more recent manifestation, aged for 10 months in heavily charred Kentucky bourbon and American oak barrels, then transferred to second-use Kentucky bourbon barrels to age for an additional 13 months.
However, it is important that thermal decomposition continues under the charred layer of wood, which may be very dangerous as oxygen amounts to 43-44% in the chemical composition of wood (Drysdale 1998).