white ash


Definition of white ash 

: a North American ash (Fraxinus americana) having compound leaves with a pale green or silvery-white underside also : its hard brownish wood

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One day, without a burn permit, my father set that rotting pile ablaze, and the 150-year-old structure was a mound of white ash by sundown. Liz Arnold, Longreads, "Making Peace with the Site of a Suicide," 11 July 2018 After watching Louisville outfielder Pete Browning break his bat, a boy made him a new one of white ash. Frank Fitzpatrick, Philly.com, "Ashes of an industry: A Pennsylvania tradition is dying, one baseball bat at a time," 14 June 2018 Widely considered one of the most famous tables of the 20th century, a new version costs between $1,795 (black or natural cherry base) and $1,895 (walnut or white ash base) via Herman Miller’s retail branch, Design Within Reach. Patrick Sisson, Curbed, "Is Walmart selling knockoffs of classic midcentury modern furniture?," 11 June 2018 Julia Neal, operator of Pahala Plantation Cottages, said a light dusting of white ash fell in the town of Pahala about 28 miles (45 kilometers) west of Kilauea's summit. Bloomberg.com, "'Excited And Scared': Hawaii Volcano Spews Huge Cloud of Ash," 18 May 2018 If using charcoal, wait until the coals are white ash. Nancy Stohs, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "5 meats to master on the grill: We went back to school to learn the best techniques," 29 May 2018 Julia Neal, operator of Pahala Plantation Cottages, said a light dusting of white ash fell in the town of Pahala about 28 miles (45 kilometers) west of Kilauea’s summit. Washington Post, "‘Excited and scared’: Hawaii volcano spews huge cloud of ash," 18 May 2018 And, in a tip of the cap to our Slugger-making neighbors downtown, white ash — common in baseball bats — is used to enhance brewing. Bailey Loosemore, The Courier-Journal, "Get to know Goodwood Brewing, a craft brewery in Louisville," 4 Mar. 2018 Cars in Parking Lot 8 were covered by a thin layer of white ash in the early afternoon. Ben Bolch, latimes.com, "Montana-UCLA basketball game canceled due to wildfire," 6 Dec. 2017

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1683, in the meaning defined above

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