Ashcan school

a group of American painters of the early 20th century whose genre paintings were derived from city life.

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  • Ashcan

    a large metal barrel, , or similar receptacle for , garbage, or refuse. Slang. a depth charge. Movies. an arc light of 1000 watts, enclosed in a reflector. Historical Examples It is to be published on sugar-cured oilskin, the edition to be limited to two numbered copies—one for me and one for the ashcan. Bizarre […]

  • 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

  • Ash color

    . Historical Examples It is bell-shaped, becoming broadly open like a trumpet, and of a slate or ash color. Among the Mushrooms Ellen M. Dallas and Caroline A. Burgin The color of this insect is a mixture of ash color and white. The Commercial Products of the Vegetable Kingdom P. L. Simmonds In Germany it […]

  • Ashcroft

    Dame Peggy (Edith Margaret Emily Ashcroft) 1907–91, English actress. Contemporary Examples I was booed, hissed, and heckled while Ashcroft and Gonzales were regularly applauded. Bush’s Lawyers Strike Back Dan Abrams May 2, 2009 There is much to do and to undo after the disastrous administrations of Attorneys General Ashcroft and Gonzales. Laying Down the Law […]

  • Ash fall

    a rain of airborne ash resulting from a volcanic eruption. the deposit produced by such an event.

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