the soft grey powder that remains after sth has been burnt
the remains of a dead body after burning
The fire, unattended.., had sunk to a handful of warm ashes.
出自： E. Waugh
On watering-place islands / our fires of dead wood / sink rapidly to ash.
出自： B. Jones
Where the ashes of the Sertorian rebellion were still smouldering.
The triumph suddenly developed the taste of ashes.
出自： P. Gallico