Examples from the Web for volcanic
And yet his music, to the end, although sometimes almost eerily serene, remained most often volcanic.
This hidden Eden continues to baffle geologists with its oculus of volcanic stone.
Miles beneath the surface, in the absence of sunlight, animals derive energy from volcanic vents.‘Mission Blue’ Warning: The Ocean Is Not Too Big to Fail|Sylvia A. Earle|August 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Picasso, that volcanic talker, filled volumes with his anecdotes, aphorisms, and witticisms.Rackstraw Downes’s Art and Essays Are Two Sides of the Same Genius|Bill Morris|June 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The part they miss is that the warming, tied to the volcanic phosphates, was fleeting.
Five minutes later Mark, who was intently watching the volcanic rock, gave a loud cry.Under the Ocean to the South Pole|Roy Rockwood
His volcanic temper had become even more than usually uncertain.The Night Riders|Ridgwell Cullum
One authority credits this State with fifteen or sixteen and another with more than thirty volcanic cones.The San Francisco Calamity|Various
In 1730 the appearance of half the island was altered by a volcanic outburst.
It was a volcanic mountain, of a good many resources, and of a character not unlike that of Vulcan's Peak, but entirely unpeopled.The Crater|James Fenimore Cooper
British Dictionary definitions for volcanic
Word Origin and History for volcanic
1774, from French volcanique (see volcano). Figurative sense of "prone to explosive activity" is attested from 1854.