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Ash cat

ash cat

noun phrase

An engine stoker (Railroad)
Historical Examples

She make ‘ash cat’, cornbread wrop in cabbage leaf and put ashes ’round it.
Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves. Work Projects Administration


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