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 for ember
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Ember \Em"ber\, n. [OE. emmeres, emeres, AS. ?myrie; akin to
     Icel. eimyrja, Dan. emmer, MHG. eimere; cf. Icel. eimr vapor,
     A lighted coal, smoldering amid ashes; -- used chiefly in the
     plural, to signify mingled coals and ashes; the smoldering
     remains of a fire. "He rakes hot embers." --Dryden.
     [1913 Webster]
           He takes a lighted ember out of the covered vessel.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Ember \Em"ber\, a. [OE. ymber, AS. ymbren, ymbryne, prop.,
     running around, circuit; ymbe around + ryne a running, fr.
     rinnan to run. See Amb-, and Run.]
     Making a circuit of the year of the seasons; recurring in
     each quarter of the year; as, ember fasts.
     [1913 Webster]
     Ember days (R. C. & Eng. Ch.), days set apart for fasting
        and prayer in each of the four seasons of the year. The
        Council of Placentia [A. D. 1095] appointed for ember days
        the Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday after the first Sunday
        in Lent, Whitsuntide, the 14th of September, and the 13th
        of December. The weeks in which these days fall are called
        ember weeks.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a hot fragment of wood or coal that is left from a fire and
           is glowing or smoldering [syn: ember, coal]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  35 Moby Thesaurus words for "ember":
     alluvion, alluvium, ash, brand, burning ember, cinder, clinker,
     coal, deposition, deposits, diluvium, draff, dregs, dross, feces,
     firebrand, froth, grounds, lees, live coal, loess, moraine,
     offscum, precipitate, precipitation, scoria, scum, sediment,
     settlings, silt, sinter, slag, smut, soot, sublimate

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