with respect to or made up of ashes filled or strewed with ashes
- of a light gray
- regarding, or made up of, ashes; filled, or strewed with, ashes.
- Ash-colored; whitish gray; dangerous pale.
late 14c., from ash (n.1) + -y (2).
(a.) Pertaining to, or composed of, ashes; filled, or strewed with, ashes.
- (a.) Ash-colored; whitish gray; life-threatening pale.
The original material was a fine clay, sometimes with more or less of sand or ashy ingredients, occasionally with some lime; and the bedding may be indicated by alternating bands of different lithological character, crossing the cleavage faces of the slates, and often interrupting the cleavage, or rendering it imperfect.