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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 colour 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.

Origin: oe. Asche, aske, as. Asce, aesce, axe; akin to OHG. Asca, g. Asche, D. Asch, Icel. & Sw. Aska, dan. Aske, goth. Azgo.

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Phosphate bioavailability in soil

... phosphate in soil? I have also learned that nettle like a pH between 7-8. Is there a house remedy to acidify soil like with used coffee or ashes from the bbq or similar? Thank you.

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by BruceWayne
Fri Mar 23, 2012 12:52 am
Forum: Botany Discussion
Topic: Phosphate bioavailability in soil
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Re: Any other explanations other than Mutation?

... because to fossilize something it has to be separated from the atmosphere so as to eliminate oxidation and other weathering; landslides, ashes from volcanoes are good fossilizing events. An organism with an disadvantageous trait will die and not be able to pass on its genes depending ...

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by futurezoologist
Sun May 31, 2009 1:42 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Any other explanations other than Mutation?
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Human Hair as Fertilizer? HELP!

hair takes a long time to decompose...why not burn it and use the ashes?

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by mith
Fri May 22, 2009 7:01 am
Forum: Botany Discussion
Topic: Human Hair as Fertilizer? HELP!
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Wild boar found in Libya.. 126 years after last recorded!

... in Leptis Magna. It is now believed that Sus scrofa is extinct in north Africa, with the exception of Morocco. so, with the evidence turned to ashes, i can only view this with a skeptical eye... the following is a link of the story in Arabic, but you can see the unclear picture of the carcass... ...

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by tempogen
Thu May 21, 2009 9:35 pm
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Wild boar found in Libya.. 126 years after last recorded!
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Nuclear Power?

... science engineering professor told me this. If you take the coal that you need to burn to power a city for one year... Take all the leftover ashes from that coal and get the uranium from it, you can power the same city for 100 years. Not sure if the scaling is exact, but the point is if you ...

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by mith
Wed Oct 22, 2008 11:54 pm
Forum: Ecology
Topic: Nuclear Power?
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