ashes ashes  /ˈæ ʃəz/


  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

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  1. So when Baur died last month, his children buried the 89-year-old's ashes in one of his iconic cans.
  2. Holding a coconut-shell bowl containing ashes, she flicks them in the direction of Cox, who is playing the patient.
  3. You may as well forget ashes to ashes, too: cremation creates a mournfully large carbon footprint.


  1. Cricket-Warner risked Ashes spot with bar brawl, says Clarke

    June 17 (Reuters) - Troubled opener David Warner has risked his place in Australia's Ashes team after his late night bar-room fracas with England player Joe Root, captain Michael Clarke said on Monday. Cricket Australia (CA) suspended Warner until the first Ashes test and fined him 11,500 Australian dollars ($10,900) for the altercation in Birmingham after Australia's Champions Trophy defeat to ...
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

  2. Family fights for East Bridgewater woman’s ashes

    Kim Boleza Parker, 45, died March 10 at her East Bridgewater home of causes that are still undetermined. Since then, Deeley, who lives in Framingham, said her sister’s ashes have remained in legal custody of her sister’s husband, who is facing domestic abuse charges from 2011. Now, as Richard Parker, a retired Boston firefighter, fights the charges in court, his wife’s family is fighting for a ...
    on June 16, 2013     Source: The Brockton Enterprise

  3. Daughter's ashes returned to Reedley mother

    The stolen ashes of a stillborn girl were returned to her Reedley mother on Friday, June 14, Reedley Police said. A man brought the ashes back to the mother's residence in the 100 block of North Sunset Avenue, said Reedley Police Lt. Marc Ediger.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: The Reedley Exponent


  1. A statement on the official Rolling Stones website from Richards says: "The complete story is lost in the usual slanting." "The truth of the matter is that I planted a sturdy English oak. I took the lid off the box of ashes and he is now...
    on Apr 5, 2007 By: Keith Richards Source:

  2. "As an England cricketer the Ashes are the pinnacle of the game so I'm absolutely devastated to be missing the rest of this series," Pietersen said. "Up until now the Achilles injury has been manageable but it recently reached the point where...
    on Jul 23, 2009 By: Kevin Pietersen Source:

  3. "Kevin recognized that in the present situation it was impossible to restore the dressing room unity, which is vital, if England are to win the forthcoming tour to the Caribbean, the ICC global events or regain the Ashes," England Cricket...
    on Jan 7, 2009 By: Hugh Morris Source: International Herald Tribune

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