pale gray resembling the color of ashes.
ash gray is given for 30 pounds of woollen stuff, by one pound of gall-nuts, 1⁄2 lib.
A Dictionary of Arts, Manufactures and Mines Andrew Ure
These flies are of an ash gray color, with the head silvery, and a rusty black stripe between the eyes, forked at its hind end.
Scientific American Supplement, No. 803, May 23, 1891 Various
a person who collects and disposes of , garbage, and refuse. Historical Examples Mr. ashman’s main prayer was a most touching one and it moved many in the congregation to tears. The Comstock Club Charles Carroll Goodwin The ashman was raising a can of ashes above his head to dump the contents into his cart, […]
a receptacle in the bottom of a fireplace, under a barbecue, or the like, for the accumulation of . Historical Examples 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 Muslim usage) Satan; the devil.
a receptacle for tobacco of smokers. Contemporary Examples Then he crunched the page, plopped it into an ashtray, lit a cigarette, and immolated the paper with the same match. The Kaffeehaus Canon George Prochnik December 30, 2010 Ten thousand; two in the front, two in the back, the rest in the ashtray. Can the Holocaust […]