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volcanic ash

noun, Geology.
ash1 (def 2).
Origin of volcanic ash
First recorded in 1790-1800 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The finer the volcanic ash, the steeper and more conical is the mountain.

    The Story of the Hills H. N. Hutchinson
  • Of the latter is Posilipo, formed as I said out of volcanic ash.

    Naples Past and Present Arthur H. Norway
  • The disintegrated lava or the volcanic ash are alike disagreeable.

    The Alps Martin Conway
  • Such is the case with a deposit of volcanic ash which has been discovered in the superficial strata on the plains.

  • I knew the land was rich—a pure marle, with lots of volcanic ash mixed with it, and that it would grow anything—with water.

    The Long Chance Peter B. Kyne
  • It is often closely associated with volcanic ash, which is also used for abrasive purposes.

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