17 Metaphors for smoke

The smoke of the volcano is the breath of the buried giant; and when he shifts his side it is an earthquake.

Because he only threw in enough to replenish the fire, and not to choke it in the least, and in a minute the heat is great enough to consume all the smoke before it reaches the stack, and as smoke is unconsumed fuel, he gains that much if he can consume it.

The smoke is an irritant, both by its temperature and from its destructive ingredients, the carbon soot and the ammonia which it conveys.

The smoke from ordinary potters' ovens is in Staffordshire a familiar nuisance.

Wood-smoke is always for me an intoxication like strong drink.

That smoke over there which merges from several camp fires is our beacon.

The hot smoke must very naturally be an irritant, as the mouth and nostrils were not made as a chimney for heated and narcotic vapors.

But the indication of an appropriate characteristic is something which never happens in any other way, and which declares something which is certain as smoke is a proof of fire.

The rolling smoke is apparently an imitation of rain-clouds designed, on the principle of homoeopathic magic, to draw showers from the blue sky.

The smoke and sparks, although sufficiently disagreeable, were trifles of comparative insignificance.

The smoke from the chimneysthe water at the springsthe trees with their thick trunks and delicately formed leavesall were to him new wonders.

But Northumbrian towers and towns knew nothing of their passing; they marched rapidly and by stealth into Durham, having crossed the Tyne between Corbridge and Bywell, and began to harry and lay waste the greener pastures and richer villages of the southern county, the smoke of whose burning homesteads was the first intimation to the unlucky English of the fact that a Scottish host was in their midst.

Smoke, stink, sputter of crackers, oaths, curses, yells are now the order of the day.

" At breakfast, though the acrid smoke was an enveloping reminder, he made the only reference to their situation.

The smoke we saw was a secret signal; that hag was scuttling around to collect the False-Faces for a council.

I am inclined to believe, however, that the mirror referred to is that first and most familiar of all, the surface of water: and that the smoke is the mist which at night rises from lake and river, as actual smoke does in the still air.

The smoke or the flame was his guide, for the custom of indicating the place by a number of strokes on a bell had not yet come in.

17 Metaphors for  smoke