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volcanic ash

noun, Geology
ash1 (def 2).
Origin of volcanic ash
1790-1800 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • This has converted about a quarter of a million acres of Idaho's volcanic ash soil into productive lands that bloom as the rose.

    The Conquest Oscar Micheaux
  • The disintegrated lava or the volcanic ash are alike disagreeable.

    The Alps Martin Conway
  • A grave 600 feet up on the plateau south of Oak Spring Canon, in a dome-shaped mound of volcanic ash left by the wind.

    The Archaeology of the Yakima Valley Harlan Ingersoll Smith
  • Such is the case with a deposit of volcanic ash which has been discovered in the superficial strata on the plains.

  • Of the latter is Posilipo, formed as I said out of volcanic ash.

    Naples Past and Present Arthur H. Norway
  • It is often closely associated with volcanic ash, which is also used for abrasive purposes.

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