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  • Ashtanga yoga

    noun a form of hatha yoga based on Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras and its eight stages or ‘limbs’ and involving ujjayi breathing and a swift series of poses; also called raja yoga , also written ashtanga , astanga Word Origin Sanskrit ‘having eight parts’

  • Ashtaroth

    ashtaroth a city of Bashan, in the kingdom of Og (Deut. 1:4; Josh. 12:4; 13:12; 9:10). It was in the half-tribe of Manasseh (Josh. 13:12), and as a Levitical city was given to the Gershonites (1 Chr. 6:71). Uzzia, one of David’s valiant men (1 Chr. 11:44), is named as of this city. It is […]

  • Ashton-under-lyne

    a borough in Greater Manchester metropolitan county, in W England. Historical Examples Born at Preston in 1859, the son of a doctor afterwards in practice at Ashton-under-Lyne, he inherited no literary traditions. Selected Poems of Francis Thompson Francis Thompson noun a town in NW England, in Tameside unitary authority, Greater Manchester. Pop: 43 236 (2001)

  • Ashton

    Sir Frederick (William) 1906–1988, English dancer and choreographer, born in Ecuador. Contemporary Examples Demi Moore, Rumer Willis, and Ashton Kutcher did not respond to requests for comment via their representatives. Demi Moore’s Downward Spiral Since Her Split From Ashton Kutcher Marlow Stern July 16, 2012 “No sooner had he dropped the 11th-hour witness on our […]

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