Volcanic ash

Volcanic ash
Ashes Ash"es, n. pl. [OE. asche, aske, AS. asce, [ae]sce, axe; akin to OHG. asca, G. asche, D. asch, Icel. & Sw. aska, Dan. aske, Goth. azgo.] 1. The earthy or mineral particles of combustible substances remaining after combustion, as of wood or coal. [1913 Webster]

2. Specifically: The remains of the human body when burnt, or when ``returned to dust'' by natural decay. [1913 Webster]

Their martyred blood and ashes sow. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

The coffins were broken open. The ashes were scattered to the winds. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]

3. The color of ashes; deathlike paleness. [1913 Webster]

The lip of ashes, and the cheek of flame. --Byron. [1913 Webster]

{In dust and ashes}, {In sackcloth and ashes}, with humble expression of grief or repentance; -- from the method of mourning in Eastern lands.

{Volcanic ashes}, or {Volcanic ash}, the loose, earthy matter, or small fragments of stone or lava, ejected by volcanoes. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Volcanic ash — Ash Ash, n., sing. of {Ashes}. [1913 Webster] Note: Ash is rarely used in the singular except in connection with chemical or geological products; as, soda ash, coal which yields a red ash, etc., or as a qualifying or combining word; as, ash bin,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • volcanic ash — USGS PHOTO GLOSSARY OF VOLCANIC TERMS Volcanic ash consists of rock, mineral, and volcanic glass fragments smaller than 2 mm (0.1 inch) in diameter, which is slightly larger than the size of a pinhead. Volcanic ash is not the same as the soft… …   Glossary of volcanic terms

  • volcanic ash — noun or volcanic ashes : ash 1c * * * Geol. ash (def. 2). [1790 1800] * * * volcanic ash or volcanic ashes see under ↑ash1 • • • Main Entry: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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  • volcanic ash — /vɒlkænɪk ˈæʃ/ (say volkanik ash) noun fine particles of mineral matter from a volcanic eruption …   Australian English dictionary

  • volcanic ash — Geol. ash (def. 2). [1790 1800] * * * …   Universalium

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