Origin of lava
Examples from the Web for lava
Contemporary Examples of lava
Lava and ash fell for days; the sun was obliterated for three months.Book a Room for Two in a Santorini Cave
June 10, 2014
No longer would they have crazy adventures like campus-wide paintball and lava matches.‘Community’ Season Finale: Greendale Stares into the Abyss, Again
April 18, 2014
They were paid $50 to play a tiny Los Angeles speakeasy called The Lava Lounge—now The Woods.Cold War Kids on Faith, Hipster Detractors & Their Musical Evolution
April 17, 2013
So he turned to craftsmen living at the foot of Mt. Vesuvius who had pioneered a technique for working with lava stone.Subtle Sophistication: Bottega Veneta’s Tomas Maier
October 23, 2012
Communal distrust, in India, is lava always simmering beneath the skin.Gandhi Family Feud
April 12, 2009
Historical Examples of lava
They have all been at work like her, spouting ashes and pumice and rocks and lava.
I covered my face with my hat and rushed across the stream of lava.
The year 1800 saw the last of it on the lava law-rock of Thingvellir.The Little Manx Nation - 1891
He tickled the dun with his spurs and trotted along the crest of the lava ridge.The Coyote
In a circle about it stood the dark buttress of the lava sides.The Web of the Golden Spider
Frederick Orin Bartlett
Word Origin for lava
1750, from Italian (Neapolitan or Calabrian dialect) lava "torrent, stream," traditionally from Latin lavare "to wash" (see lave). Originally applied in Italian to flash flood rivulets after downpours, then to streams of molten rock from Vesuvius. Alternative etymology is from Latin labes "a fall," from labi "to fall." Lava lamp is attested from 1965, also lava light (reg. U.S., 1968, as Lava Lite).