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Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am on the right track with my interpretation of the words “ashen” and "ash" in the following sentences?
In a rare personal appearance at a bombing site, Prime Minister Maliki arrived at the provincial council building about an hour after the explosion, his face ashen as he surveyed the carnage.
ashen (adj.) = white, pallid, wan, dough-faced, whey-faced, pale as a ghost
The effects of the ashen shower were not instantaneous.
ashen (adj.) = ash-colored, pasty
By ashen roots the violets blow.
ashen roots = wormwood = mug-wood
violet = any of various low-growing herbs of the genus Viola, having short-spurred, irregular flowers that are characteristically purplish-blue but sometimes yellow or white
Avoid the ash,
It draws the flash.
ash = ash-tree = any tree of the genus Fraxinus, in the olive family
Thank you for your efforts.