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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Religions

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2003
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Religion
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114 words

In Western religions, ashes generally represent human frailty and mortality. Thus in Christianity, ashes are smeared on the forehead during

Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday  

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The first day of Lent in the Western Christian Church, marked by services of penitence, and so named from the custom of marking the foreheads of penitents with ashes on that day.
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The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (2 ed.)

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2006

the powdery residue left after something is burned, often taken as a symbol of mourning or penitence (as in sackcloth...

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Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages

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2005
Subject:
History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
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Abundantly attested in the Old Testament (Jos 7, 6-2; 2 Sam 13, 19; Ezek 27, 30; Job 2, 12; 42,

carbohydrate by difference

carbohydrate by difference  

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Historically it was difficult to determine the various carbohydrates present in foods, and an approximation was made by subtracting the measured protein, fat, ash, and water from the total weight. ...
cinder cone

cinder cone  

A cone formed by fragments of solidified lava thrown out during a volcanic explosion. See Cascadden et al. (1997) New Mexico Bureau of Mines, Bull. 156.
dust veil

dust veil  

Fine particles of ash, dust, and sulphur dioxide that are thrown up into the stratosphere by a volcanic eruption, and which can serve as condensation nuclei for the formation of sulphate aerosols.
Ember Days

Ember Days  

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Four groups each of three days, namely the Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday after St Lucy (13 Dec.), the first Sunday in Lent, Whitsunday, and Holy Cross Day (14 Sept.) respectively, which have been ...
Entisols

Entisols  

Embryonic mineral soils, including those that have no distinct pedogenic horizons. Representing only the initiation of soil-profile development, entisols are common on recent flood plains, steep ...
fallout

fallout  

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Solid material that falls to the ground from the sky, including radioactive debris that falls after a nuclear explosion, and volcanic ash that falls after a volcanic eruption.
fly ash

fly ash  

Large solid particles that are contained in emissions from fuel combusted in a furnace and emitted with the smoke plume unless trapped by a dust separator or baffle chamber.
ignimbrite

ignimbrite  

A pyroclastic flow deposit that contains material varying in size from ash to pumice clasts; it may be unconsolidated or cemented.
incineration

incineration  

Controlled burning of domestic or industrial waste, widely used as a method to dispose of waste. This is preferably done in a furnace or stove to maximize efficient combustion and minimize the volume ...
Krakatoa

Krakatoa  

A small volcanic island in Indonesia, lying between Java and Sumatra, scene of a great eruption in 1883 which destroyed most of the island.
pyroclastic flow

pyroclastic flow  

A hot, dense mixture of ash, pumice, rock fragments, and gas that is formed during an explosive volcanic eruption and flows downhill at great speed.
Shrove Tuesday

Shrove Tuesday  

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The day immediately before Ash Wednesday, so named from the ‘shriving’, i.e. confession and absolution, of the faithful on that day.
Tilaka

Tilaka  

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A mark applied principally to the forehead, but also on occasion to other parts of the body, with a paste made from a colouring substance, such as sandalwood or ash. Its significance depends on the ...
water in the liturgy

water in the liturgy  

According to common belief, the four elements that form the universe are earth, fire, air and water. None of these elements is so rich in symbolism as water, closely linked ...

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