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ashen -- as in: ashen skin color
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The War of the Worlds
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  • In one place we blundered upon a scorched and blackened area, now cooling and ashen, and a number of scattered dead bodies of men, burned horribly about the heads and trunks but with their legs and boots mostly intact; and of dead horses, fifty feet, perhaps, behind a line of four ripped guns and smashed gun carriages.

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  • a face turned ashen
  • worried by his ashen appearance

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