American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Of, relating to, or covered with ashes.
- adj. Having the color of ashes; pale.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Belonging to, consisting of, or resembling ashes; hence, ash-colored; pale.
- Sprinkled with ashes.
- adj. having the color of ashes.
- adj. A pallor.
- adj. African American Vernacular having dry or dead skin (therefore discolored).
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Pertaining to, or composed of, ashes; filled, or strewed with, ashes.
- adj. Ash-colored; whitish gray; deadly pale.
- adj. of a light grey
“Wall has gone from being a self-described "ashy" kid with cornrows who sold candy from his backpack in middle school to living the sweet life.”
“Explosive eruptions that destroy vegetation and deposit volcanic rocks and ash over wide areas create conditions that (1) promote increased rates of surface runoff during rainstorms; (2) dramatically increase the availability of loose debris that can be eroded and transported into river valleys; and (3) typically result in persistent airborne "ashy" conditions due to wind and human activities.”
“Now, I really get a huge giggle out of the "ashy" grill picture--it's exceptionally difficult to find a SINGLE piece of "food" on the actual grate.”
“I can't think of one skin tone that would benefit from a sheer wash of white, off-white or clay which they might as well have gone and named "ashy" or "zombie".”
“Lofty monuments, slender steeples emerged from the gloom; a kind of ashy light was spread abroad.”
“Hey AI, my wife was the one that said you were 'ashy'!”
“ashy" face and chattering teeth, while his besieger walked growling around the wagon, occasionally jumping up upon the chance of seizing an unguarded foot.”
“When poorly done, light roasting can leave beans tasting grassy and raw, while subpar dark-roasting can leave them tasting ashy and burned.”
“Especially if the city is older than time, built on the slopes of an uneasily slumbering volcano, atop murmuring catacombs, and the eldritch ruins where men fear to tread loom over the unclimbed and unclimbable far side of the volcano, and strange musics or shrieks of nonhuman laughter ring across the ashy slopes when the moon is dark, or, in the case of Mars, moons.”
“(Podzolic soils, as they are now known, are grey, ashy, and although characteristically capped with an abundant surface accumulation of organic matter, are often severely leached, highly acid, and generally low in agricultural value.)”
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Adjectives used in actual (non-taxonomic) bird names, past and present.
A sad song by Dar Williams, from her album The Honesty Room.
The blue it speaks so full
It's like the beauty one can barely stand
Or too much things dropped in your ...
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