(in Muslim usage) Satan; the devil.
a receptacle for tobacco of smokers. Contemporary Examples Then he crunched the page, plopped it into an ashtray, lit a cigarette, and immolated the paper with the same match. The Kaffeehaus Canon George Prochnik December 30, 2010 Ten thousand; two in the front, two in the back, the rest in the ashtray. Can the Holocaust […]
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the first day of Lent. Historical Examples By next Ash Wednesday, I will have learned how to fast without getting sick! A Confederate Girl’s Diary Sarah Margan Dawson noun the first day of Lent, named from the practice of Christians of placing ashes on their heads as a sign of penitence The seventh Wednesday before […]
the classical synthesis of Islamic philosophical theology, formulated by al-Ashʿari.
Biology. having no sex or organs. independent of processes, especially not involving the union of male and female germ cells. free from or unaffected by sexuality: an asexual friendship. Historical Examples There is, however, one difference between beings produced sexually and asexually, which is very general. The Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication, Volume […]