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ASH'ES, noun plural Without the singular number.

1. The earthy particles of combustible substances remaining after combustion; as of wood or coal.

2. The remains of the human body when burnt. Hence figuratively, a dead body or corpse.

3. In scripture, ashes is used to denote vileness, meanness, frailty, or humiliation.

I who am but dust and ashes Genesis 18:27.

I abhor myself and repent in dust and ashes Job 42:6.

ASH'-FIRE, noun A low fire used in chimical operations.

ASH'-HOLE, noun A repository for ashes; the lower part of a furnace.

ASH'-LAR, noun Common or free stones, as they come from the quarry, of different lengths, breadths and thicknesses.