Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
wants the singular.
Etymology: asca , Sax. asche, Dutch.
Some relicks would be left of it, as when ashes remain of burned bodies. Kenelm Digby, on Bodies.
This late dissension, grown betwixt the peers,
Burns under feigned ashes of forg’d love,
And will at last break out into a flame. William Shakespeare, Henry VI.
Ashes contain a very fertile salt, and are the best manure for cold lands, if kept dry, that the rain doth not wash away their salt. John Mortimer, Husbandry.
Poor key-cold figure of a holy king!
Pale ashes of the house of Lancaster!
Thou bloodless remnant of that royal blood! William Shakespeare, R. III.
To great Laërtes I bequeath
A task of grief, his ornaments of death;
Lest, when the fates his royal ashes claim,
The Grecian matrons taint my spotless name. Alexander Pope.
Ashes is the second single from English rock band Embraces fourth studio album, Out of Nothing. This release was publicised by a fan campaign called G. A. T. N. O (Get Ashes to Number One). The song reached number 11. "Ashes" was released to American radio on 1 March 2005. The B-side, "Flaming Red Hair", started life as a cover version of Michael Jackson's "Thriller". Another B-side, "How Come", was originally performed on Jo Whiley's BBC Radio 1 show. “Ashes” can be heard in the episode “Normal Is the Watchword” from the television series Veronica Mars. The songs "Maybe I Wish", "Flaming Red Hair", and a live version of "How Come" are featured on the B-sides compilation Dry Kids: B-Sides 1997–2005. "Ashes" was included on the soundtrack of the football video game FIFA 06. On 14 August 2014, Reading F. C. fans chose "Ashes" as their official club anthem."Ashes" can be heard in the film Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017), where it is implied that Embrace are headlining the Pyramid stage at Glastonbury Festival.
the earthy or mineral particles of combustible substances remaining after combustion, as of wood or coal
specifically: The remains of the human body when burnt, or when "returned to dust" by natural decay
the color of ashes; deathlike paleness
Etymology: [OE. asche, aske, AS. asce, sce, axe; akin to OHG. asca, G. asche, D. asch, Icel. & Sw. aska, Dan. aske, Goth. azgo.]
Ashes is the fourth full-length album by the Norwegian band Tristania. The album registers a change in the band's musical style, leaving out the choirs and initiating a heavier sound, with a focus on darker lyrics and the pure vocals of Vibeke Stene. This album is the only one Kjetil Ingebrethsen performed harsh vocals.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
ash′ez, n.pl. the dust or remains of anything burnt: the remains of the human body when burnt: (fig.) a dead body: used to express pallor, from the colour of wood-ashes, as in 'pale as ashes,' 'ashy-pale.'—n. Ash′-buck′et, a box or bucket in which house-ashes and general refuse are collected for removal.—adjs. Ash′en, Ash′en-gray.—ns. Ash′ery, a place where potash or pearl-ash is made; Ash′-heap, a heap of ashes and household refuse; Ash′-leach, a tub in which alkaline salts are dissolved from wood-ashes; Ash′-pan, a kind of tray fitted underneath a grate to receive the ashes.—adjs. Ash′y, Ash′y-gray.—To lay in ashes, to destroy utterly by burning. [A.S. asce; Ice. aska.]
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Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Ashes is ranked #160975 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Ashes surname appeared 100 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Ashes.
64% or 64 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
19% or 19 total occurrences were Black.
14% or 14 total occurrences were White.
The numerical value of ashes in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of ashes in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
You know it is ashes right now. It looks like a war zone, but there is beauty. Beauty In those ashes.
Dust to dust, ashes to ashes. Is that all?
I can't believe it, it's all ashes now.
I tell you the past is a bucket of ashes.
People come from all over the world and see the shrine that Frieda built for his ashes, he (Lawrence) would later say there was something about New Mexico that you can never really shake.
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