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ash

Overview page. Subjects: Religion.

A tree, from whose wood spear-shafts were traditionally made, which has given its name to an Old English runic letter, , so named from the word of which it was the first letter.

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Ash

A. D. Mills.

in A Dictionary of British Place Names

January 2011; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 48 words.

‘(place at) the ash-tree(s)’, OE æsc; examples include: Ash Kent, near Sandwich. Æsce c.1100. Ash Surrey

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ash

James MacKillop.

in A Dictionary of Celtic Mythology

January 2004; p ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Customs and Traditions. 240 words.

[OE aesc].

A tree regarded with awe in Celtic countries, especially Ireland. The ash may be any of the

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Ash

Edited by Patrick Hanks.

in Dictionary of American Family Names

January 2003; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 83 words.

1. English: from Middle English asche ‘ash tree’ (Old English æsc), hence a topographic name for someone living by

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ash

in Dictionary Plus Science and Technology

P ublished online April 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Science and Mathematics. 84 words.

1. The powdery solid residue from combustion of coal, peat, wood, etc.

2. (volcanic ash) Mineral particles smaller

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ash

in New Oxford Rhyming Dictionary

January 2012; p ublished online May 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 73 words.

abash, ash, Ashe, bash, brash, cache, calash, cash, clash, crash, dash, encash, flash, gash, gnash, hash, lash, mash,

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ash

in Oxford Dictionary of Rhymes

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 71 words.

abash, ash, Ashe, bash, brash, cache, calash, cash, clash, crash, dash, encash, flash, gash, gnash, hash, lash, mash,

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ash

Carl Schaschke.

in A Dictionary of Chemical Engineering

January 2014; p ublished online September 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Engineering and Technology. 25 words.

The non-volatile products and residues that remain after a combustion process. *Electrostatic precipitators are used to remove ash particles from flue gas streams....

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ash

Julia Cresswell.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Word Origins

January 2009; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 262 words.

[OE]

The two meanings of ash, the powder and the tree, started out as two completely different words. In Old

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ash

Overview page. Subjects: Environmental Science — Religion.

1 The mineral content of a product that remains after complete combustion, which consists mainly of minerals in oxidized form. See also fly ash.

2 Volcani...

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Knotty Ash

A. D. Mills.

in A Dictionary of British Place Names

January 2011; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 16 words.

recorded as simply Ash c.1700, ‘the ash-tree’, later with the adjective knotty ‘gnarled’.

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ash-hole

James Stevens Curl and Susan Wilson.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Architecture

January 2015; p ublished online May 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Architecture. 40 words.

1. An ash-hole is a cavity beneath a fireplace or furnace into which ashes fall.

2. An ash-pit is a

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Ash, Raymond

in Who Was Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. 75 words.

Born 2 Jan. 1928; s of late Horace Ash and Gladys Ash; m 1947, Mavis (née Wootton); two s one d; died Oct. 2012...

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ash cone

Overview page. Subjects: Environmental Science.

A steep‐sided volcano composed of fine volcanic ash erupted from the volcano.

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ash cone

Chris Park.

in A Dictionary of Environment and Conservation

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Conservation of the Environment (Environmental Science). 14 words.

A steep‐sided volcano composed of fine volcanic ash erupted from the volcano.

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ash cone

Chris Park and Michael Allaby.

in A Dictionary of Environment and Conservation

January 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Conservation of the Environment (Environmental Science). 14 words.

A steep‐sided *volcano composed of fine *volcanic ash erupted from the volcano.

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ash cone

Chris Park and Michael Allaby.

in A Dictionary of Environment and Conservation

P ublished online January 2017 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Conservation of the Environment (Environmental Science). 14 words.

A steep‐sided *volcano composed of fine *volcanic ash erupted from the volcano.

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ash flow

Susan Mayhew.

in A Dictionary of Geography

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography. 49 words.

Watenabe et al. (1999) J. Volc. & Geotherm. Res. 89, 1 suggest that the ash flows from

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Rose Ash

A. D. Mills.

in A Dictionary of British Place Names

January 2011; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 31 words.

Aissa 1086 (db), Assherowes 1281. ‘(Place at) the ash-tree’. OE æsc, with later manorial affix from

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Bracon Ash

A. D. Mills.

in A Dictionary of British Place Names

January 2011; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 21 words.

Brachene 1175. ‘(Place amid) the bracken’. ON *brækni or OE *bræcen with the later addition of ash

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ash (tree)

Jacqueline Simpson and Steve Roud.

in A Dictionary of English Folklore

January 2003; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Customs and Traditions. 296 words.

A traditional cure, recorded in several counties, for young children with hernias; an ash sapling, preferably one grown from seed

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