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noun as in powder remains after a fire

noun as in ruins


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Warm milk mixed with a spoonful of fireplace ashes seemed to also be popular among 19th century England.

“At one point they were going to perform a burial ceremony with the ashes,” he says.

In the not-so-distant future, an independent country, which belongs to Kurds, will rise from these wants, pains, fire and ashes.

Ashes & Fire, a pleasant, folky, water-treading effort, followed in 2011.

The Oberhausen aquarium erected a memorial of the psychic octopus with a golden urn containing his ashes.

He thrust the Cardinal's mantle into it, and stood over the smouldering cloth, till the whole was consumed to ashes.

The Seneschal stood with blanched face and gaping mouth, his fire all turned to ashes before the passion of this gaunt man.

Bridgewater, Mass., invaded by the Indian enemy, and 17 buildings laid in ashes.

He stirred the smoldering ashes till the broiled fowl began to sizzle afresh.

The boy took a piece of wood and covered it with a paste made of ashes and oil.

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On this page you'll find 23 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to ashes, such as: charcoal, cinders, dust, embers, powder, and slag.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.