ash ash  /ˈæʃ/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the residue that remains when something is burned
  2. (n) any of various deciduous pinnate-leaved ornamental or timber trees of the genus Fraxinus
  3. (n) strong elastic wood of any of various ash trees; used for furniture and tool handles and sporting goods such as baseball bats
  4. (v) convert into ashes

Derived Word(s)

Usage(s):

  1. But the ash isn't currently classified as hazardous waste.
  2. Each year coal-fired power plants dump millions of tons of mercury-laced ash into landfills.
  3. The flames that gutted a wing of Jerusalem's Al Aqsa mosque last August added an unwanted measure of heat and hatred to a conflict that is never far from flash point.

News

  1. 8-run first leads Ash Port past Shockers

    Ash Port scored eight runs in the top of the first inning as they blasted the host Shockers 18-2 at Joannes Stadium.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Green Bay Press-Gazette

  2. Baseball bats made of ash thrown a curve

    The emerald ash borer, an invasive species expected to decimate native ash trees throughout North America, arrived in southwestern Otsego County in May. Cooperstown, the home of baseball, sits in the same county about 30 miles northeast. Of the 1,935 bats in the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum’s collection, 1,848 are ash.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: The Evening Times

  3. Village: Hundreds of ash trees set to be removed, more could follow

    Diseased ash trees along the median strip on Bolingbrook Drive, north of Briarcliff Road, in Bolingbrook are marked with white paint. As many as 36,000 village ash trees infected with the Emerald Ash Borer are scheduled to be removed (Photo by Bill Ackerman - backerman@shawmedia.com).
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Huntley Farmside

Quotes

  1. "There was lots of smoke," Gwynn said. "It was still dark, but you could see ash falling everywhere. Trees were down and the power had just went off when we left."
    on Oct 23, 2007 By: Tony Gwynn Source: ESPN

  2. "The last thing I expected this morning when I woke up was to hear that volcanic ash might be preventing us from flying to America," wrote Gary Numan, on his blog.
    on Apr 16, 2010 By: Gary Numan Source: The Guardian

  3. Ms Gillard said Sunday was still without "a tragic name" but "it is blacker than the human tragedies of Black Friday of 1939 and Ash Wednesday of 1983".
    on Feb 9, 2009 By: Julia Gillard Source: Sydney Morning Herald

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