ashen


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ashen

1
of a pale greyish colour

ashen

2
of, relating to, or made from the ash tree or its timber
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Then my heart it grew ashen and sober As the leaves that were crisped and sere -- As the leaves that were withering and sere -- And I cried -- "It was surely October On this very night of last year, That I journeyed -- I journeyed down here!
There was a healthful suffusion on their cheeks, instead of the ashen hue that had made them look so corpse-like.
In the lead was an officer, and just behind him, wide-eyed and perhaps still a little ashen, the warrior who had so recently departed in haste.
This was the ashen spear from Mount Pelion, which Chiron had cut upon a mountain top and had given to Peleus, wherewith to deal out death among heroes.
Euphorbus then ran back into the crowd, after drawing his ashen spear out of the wound; he would not stand firm and wait for Patroclus, unarmed though he now was, to attack him; but Patroclus unnerved, alike by the blow the god had given him and by the spear-wound, drew back under cover of his men in fear for his life.
Tom turned his ashen face imploring toward the speaker, made some impotent movements with his white lips, then slid limp and lifeless to the floor.
At this crowning insult the sompnour, with a face ashen with rage, raised up a quivering hand and began pouring Latin imprecations upon the angry alderman.
Goettling would render: `A race terrible because of their (ashen) spears.' (5) Preserved only by Proclus, from whom some inferior MSS.
It was morning when he rose up and came down into the kitchen-- haggard and ashen gray, reeling and dazed.
As she had spoken, I watched the Professor's face, and saw it turn ashen gray.
Many made at me with their ashen spears and tried to kill me in their fury, but the king protected me, for he feared the wrath of Jove the protector of strangers, who punishes those who do evil.