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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Ultramarine  \Ul`tra*ma*rine"\,  n.  [Cf.  Sp  ultramarino  So 
  called  because  the  lapis  lazuli  was  originally  brought  from 
  beyond  the  sea,  --  from  Asia.]  (Chem.) 
  A  blue  pigment  formerly  obtained  by  powdering  lapis  lazuli, 
  but  now  produced  in  large  quantities  by  fusing  together 
  silica,  alumina,  soda,  and  sulphur,  thus  forming  a  glass, 
  colored  blue  by  the  sodium  polysulphides  made  in  the  fusion. 
  Also  used  adjectively. 
 
  {Green  ultramarine},  a  green  pigment  obtained  as  a  first 
  product  in  the  manufacture  of  ultramarine,  into  which  it 
  is  changed  by  subsequent  treatment. 
 
  {Ultramarine  ash}  or  {ashes}  (Paint.),  a  pigment  which  is  the 
  residuum  of  lapis  lazuli  after  the  ultramarine  has  been 
  extracted.  It  was  used  by  the  old  masters  as  a  middle  or 
  neutral  tint  for  flesh,  skies,  and  draperies,  being  of  a 
  purer  and  tenderer  gray  that  produced  by  the  mixture  of 
  more  positive  colors.  --Fairholt. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Ashes  \Ash"es\,  n.  pl  [OE.  asche,  aske,  AS  asce,  [ae]sce,  axe; 
  akin  to  OHG.  asca,  G.  asche,  D.  asch,  Icel.  &  Sw  aska,  Dan. 
  aske,  Goth.  azgo.] 
  1.  The  earthy  or  mineral  particles  of  combustible  substances 
  remaining  after  combustion,  as  of  wood  or  coal. 
 
  2.  Specifically:  The  remains  of  the  human  body  when  burnt,  or 
  when  ``returned  to  dust''  by  natural  decay. 
 
  Their  martyred  blood  and  ashes  sow.  --Milton. 
 
  The  coffins  were  broken  open  The  ashes  were 
  scattered  to  the  winds.  --Macaulay. 
 
  3.  The  color  of  ashes;  deathlike  paleness. 
 
  The  lip  of  ashes,  and  the  cheek  of  flame.  --Byron. 
 
  {In  dust  and  ashes},  {In  sackcloth  and  ashes},  with  humble 
  expression  of  grief  or  repentance;  --  from  the  method  of 
  mourning  in  Eastern  lands. 
 
  {Volcanic  ashes},  or  {Volcanic  ash},  the  loose,  earthy 
  matter,  or  small  fragments  of  stone  or  lava,  ejected  by 
  volcanoes. 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Ashes 
  The  ashes  of  a  red  heifer  burned  entire  (Num.  19:5)  when 
  sprinkled  on  the  unclean  made  them  ceremonially  clean  (Heb. 
  9:13). 
 
  To  cover  the  head  with  ashes  was  a  token  of  self-abhorrence 
  and  humiliation  (2  Sam.  13:19;  Esther  4:3;  Jer.  6:26,  etc.). 
 
  To  feed  on  ashes  (Isa.  44:20),  means  to  seek  that  which  will 
  prove  to  be  vain  and  unsatisfactory,  and  hence  it  denotes  the 
  unsatisfactory  nature  of  idol-worship.  (Comp.  Hos.  12:1). 
 




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