Ashes

Definition of Ashes

Ash´es
n. pl.1.The earthy or mineral particles of combustible substances remaining after combustion, as of wood or coal.
2.Specifically: The remains of the human body when burnt, or when "returned to dust" by natural decay.
Their martyred blood and ashes sow.
- Milton.
The coffins were broken open. The ashes were scattered to the winds.
- Macaulay.
3.The color of ashes; deathlike paleness.
The lip of ashes, and the cheek of flame.
- Byron.
In dust and ashes
with humble expression of grief or repentance; - from the method of mourning in Eastern lands.
Volcanic ashes
the loose, earthy matter, or small fragments of stone or lava, ejected by volcanoes.

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ash, body, bones, brand, cadaver, calx, carbon, carcass, carrion, charcoal, cinder, cinders, clay, clinker, clinkers, coal, coke, coom, corpse, corpus delicti, crowbait, dead body, dead man, dead person, decedent, dross, dry bones, dust, earth, embalmed corpse, food for worms, fume, late lamented, lava, mortal remains, mummification, mummy, organic remains, reek, relics, reliquiae, remains, scoria, skeleton, slag, smoke, smudge, smut, soot, stiff, sullage, tenement of clay, the dead, the deceased, the defunct, the departed, the loved one
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