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

  • But the ash isn't currently classified as hazardous waste.
  • Each year coal-fired power plants dump millions of tons of mercury-laced ash into landfills.
  • 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 & Articles

  • 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.
    June 21, 2013 - Green Bay Press-Gazette
  • 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.
    June 20, 2013 - The Evening Times
  • 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 -
    June 19, 2013 - Huntley Farmside

  • Tony Gwynn in ESPN
    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."
  • Gary Numan in The Guardian
    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.
  • Julia Gillard in Sydney Morning Herald
    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".

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