ash-colored; pale; wan:
an ashy complexion.
of or resembling :
an ashy residue.
sprinkled or covered with .
His cheerfulness was all gone, and he looked old and pinched and ashy.
A Double Barrelled Detective Story Mark Twain
His eyes were closed, his lips were blue and ashy, and his frame was motionless.
Freaks of Fortune Oliver Optic
At the sound of his own name his paleness turned to an ashy yellow.
McClure’s Magazine, Vol. XXXI, No. 4, August 1908 Various
As his eyes fell on the form of his victim his face turned an ashy hue.
A Dog with a Bad Name Talbot Baines Reed
She sees him drifting—over the black water, through the ashy light.
The Frozen Deep Wilkie Collins
Her face, which had been flushed, was now ashy pale, and her lips were compressed.
The Shadow of a Crime Hall Caine
Helene looked at her and answered with a nod; her face was ashy white with faintness, while the other’s was lit up by smiles.
A Love Episode Emile Zola
Then it turned to an ashy tint; it lay over the church-yard.
A Son of Hagar Sir Hall Caine
Although the gravel itself was somewhat damp the bones were dry and powdery, ashy gray in color.
Inca Land Hiram Bingham
Accordingly the ashy light is the reflection of our own sent back to us by the Moon.
Astronomy for Amateurs Camille Flammarion
adjective ashier, ashiest
of a pale greyish colour; ashen
consisting of, covered with, or resembling ash
late 14c., from ash (n.1) + -y (2).
a member of a powerful family in Japan that ruled as shoguns 1338–1573. Historical Examples Indeed, the Ashikaga move through Japanese history against a background of mikados. An Artist’s Letters From Japan John La Farge Soon, however, the armies of Ashikaga overran Echizen, and Yoshisada fell in battle. Japan Various After two hundred and thirty-eight […]
a city in SW Israel, on the Mediterranean Sea. an ancient city and modern archeological site N of Gaza. Contemporary Examples On Tuesday morning, a grad rocket was fired from the Gaza Strip toward the Israeli city of ashkelon. A Counterproductive Response To A Rocket Sari Bashi February 28, 2013 I cannot overstate the severity […]
a city in SW Israel, on the Mediterranean Sea. an ancient city and modern archeological site N of Gaza.