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- n. Plural form of ash.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n.pl. The earthy or mineral particles of combustible substances remaining after combustion, as of wood or coal.
- n.pl. Specifically: The remains of the human body when burnt, or when “returned to dust” by natural decay.
- n.pl. The color of ashes; deathlike paleness.
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_Dust and ashes, dust and ashes_, echoes from the gray walls, the mouldering thatch of the _souks_, the long lamentable song of the blind beggars sitting in rows under the feet of the camels and asses.
Discuss why the phoenix rising from the ashes is an inspiring image for African-Americans emerging from the slave era in
He emptied the ashes from the stoves, brought up the coal and kindling, and lighted the fires before the most energetic one of them was at his desk.
I glanced warily at him, for I was on my knees taking the ashes from the stove.
Blige and Jennifer Hudson left the stage in ashes and left many wondering if any acts on Sunday's Grammy Awards would match their vocal firepower.
They were all that were left of Pauloo, which likewise was in ashes, for a third schooner had come in through the Pauloo Passage.
As I look out my window I see mounds of ashes from the inferno that occured when Lake Winnipeg boiled over.
This Praise, which would be unmeaning Flattery if inscribed over human ashes, is but a just tribute to the Memory of Boatswain, a Dog.
Fifth, what burns my ashes is that ignorant conservatives are still trying to spread the LIE that Barack Obama is an Islamist or, to be more correct, a Muslim.
Odie saved the wife and kids from burning down the whole forrest when they were dumping ashes from the fire place.