Definitions

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  • noun chemistry An analytic procedure in which a sample is heated in a furnace to leave a residue of ash, either to determine the gross mineral content, or as a preparation for further analysis

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Examples

  • African American skin tends to dry out faster than Caucasian skin and along with that comes the "ashing" of the elbows, the face, the knees, and the feet.

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  • I ignored him and remained perched by the kitchen window on a cast-iron barstool, ashing a cigarette into a half-full coffee cup.

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  • "At fifty pounds overweight, there are neon signs fl ashing," she explains.

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  • Around this were all the traditional irons for stoking, loading and ashing the thing out.

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  • The name Ash Wednesday comes from the ashing ceremony that takes place during the Mass.

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  • The name Ash Wednesday comes from the ashing ceremony that takes place during the Mass.

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  • He stepped up to the table and took a look, ashing on the linoleum floor as he flipped through the pages.

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  • Flake-shouldered, blurry-eyed, ashing out the window thinking this is It.

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  • While ashing on the pile of fresh-today press releases, I notice the one on top.

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  • She was perched on a sofa in the Waldorf Astoria, smoking hand-rolled cigarettes and ashing elegantly into a bottle of water.

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