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ashpit

[ash-pit] /ˈæʃˌpɪt/
noun
1.
a receptacle in the bottom of a fireplace, under a barbecue, or the like, for the accumulation of ashes.
Origin of ashpit
1790-1800
1790-1800; ash1 + pit1
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  • There is a heavy hand-hewn stone sink and a copper caldron with its own firebox and ashpit.

    Seaport in Virginia Gay Montague Moore
  • His having lived six months in ashpit Place was a case in point.

    The Way of All Flesh Samuel Butler
  • He knew that here he was not on his own ashpit, as they say in the Five Towns.

    The Regent E. Arnold Bennett
  • Draught is regulated in the ashpit by opening or closing the bottom door of the furnace and by the damper on the smoke shaft.

  • You was starin' up at the sky at a lark—I was going to the ashpit—and I heard you say softly to yourself, 'Bird, thou never wert.'

    Dimbie and I--and Amelia Mabel Barnes-Grundy
  • His duty was to keep the furnaces always at the same heat, and the water in the ashpit always at the same level.

    Michael Faraday J. H. Gladstone
  • Henery gazed into the ashpit, and smiled volumes of ironical knowledge.

  • It is composed of a double cylinder of copper or cast-iron l, l, having a grate b (see plan), an ashpit at d (section).

  • Children—and sometimes old children—think that a little hag resides in the ashpit beside the fire.

  • Meanwhile the police court seems to me as necessary a part of our equipment as a sewage works or an ashpit.

    The Law and the Poor Edward Abbott Parry

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