a receptacle in the bottom of a fireplace, under a barbecue, or the like, for the accumulation of .
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.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 13, Slice 7 Various
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.
Far from the Madding Crowd Thomas Hardy
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).
A Dictionary of Arts, Manufactures and Mines Andrew Ure
Children—and sometimes old children—think that a little hag resides in the ashpit beside the fire.
English As We Speak It in Ireland P. W. Joyce
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
(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 […]
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the first day of Lent. Historical Examples By next Ash Wednesday, I will have learned how to fast without getting sick! A Confederate Girl’s Diary Sarah Margan Dawson noun the first day of Lent, named from the practice of Christians of placing ashes on their heads as a sign of penitence The seventh Wednesday before […]
the classical synthesis of Islamic philosophical theology, formulated by al-Ashʿari.
Biology. having no sex or organs. independent of processes, especially not involving the union of male and female germ cells. free from or unaffected by sexuality: an asexual friendship. Historical Examples There is, however, one difference between beings produced sexually and asexually, which is very general. The Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication, Volume […]