- deathlike grayness; extreme pallor suggestive of death.
- ruins, especially the residue of something destroyed; remains; vestiges: the ashes of their love;the ashes of the past.
- mortal remains, especially the physical or corporeal body as liable to decay.
- anything, as an act, gesture, speech, or feeling, that is symbolic of penance, regret, remorse, or the like.
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OTHER WORDS FROM ashash·i·ness, nounashless, adjective
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Propped upright by tree limbs cast in bronze, it is directed toward a giant ash tree.Sculpture parks are a great way to see art during a pandemic. Here’s why some are better than others.|Sebastian Smee|February 11, 2021|Washington Post
This deposit may have resulted from an explosive eruption that blanketed the area in ash.Rumbles on Mars Raise Hopes of Underground Magma Flows|Robin George Andrews|February 1, 2021|Quanta Magazine
Though you use regular firewood, there is “nearly no smoke and minimal ash left over.”Gift Guide: How to turn your outdoor space into a year-round living room|Lee Clifford|November 27, 2020|Fortune
Recent Georgia Power tests of groundwater show that coal ash contaminants appear to be migrating out of the ponds at some plant sites, according to experts who reviewed company filings.A Power Company’s Quiet Land-Buying Spree Could Shield It From Coal Ash Cleanup Costs|by Max Blau for Georgia Health News|November 24, 2020|ProPublica
They died together at the villa of Civita Giuliana, probably while trying to flee or seek better shelter from a dense, fast-moving cloud of superheated volcanic gas and ash.Archaeologists find two more bodies among the ruins of Pompeii|Kiona N. Smith|November 23, 2020|Ars Technica
The JMG office that just a few days ago received victims of human rights abuse is now empty, covered in black ash.Putin’s Favorite Acolyte Terrorizes Human Rights Activists|Anna Nemtsova|December 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Brash, crass, and sporting a perpetually raised eyebrow, Ash Williams remains the ultimate postmodern superhero.The King of Postmodern Cool Is Reborn in ‘Ash Vs. The Evil Dead’|Nick Schager|November 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Volcanoes spewed lava and ash, ocean floors were thrust upward, sand and rock and shale settled into slurry.Napa’s Earthquake Is Not The Only Thing Shaking The Vineyards|Clive Irving|August 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The company says this produces wood that ignites easier and burns cleaner, with less creosote and ash.
Lava and ash fell for days; the sun was obliterated for three months.
In roots and tubers the variations are less, and all, except the potato and the turnip, contain about seven per cent of ash.
Saussure has also observed that the quantity of ash diminishes in certain plants when the seed has ripened.
Thus, it has been found that in early spring the wood of the young shoots of the horse-chesnut contains 9·9 per cent of ash.
The lighter the color of the tobacco the lighter the ash and the milder the flavor of the cigar.
Silica is an invariable constituent of the ash, but in most plants occurs but in small quantity.