ash can
noun Date: 1894 1. a metal receptacle for refuse 2. slang depth charge

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  • Ash Can school — Group of U.S. realist painters, active in New York City с 1908–18, who specialized in scenes of everyday urban life. Inspired by Robert Henri, the core group included William Glackens, George Luks (1867–1933), Everett Shinn (1876–1953), and John… …   Universalium

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  • ash — ash1 ashiness, n. ashless, adj. /ash/, n. 1. the powdery residue of matter that remains after burning. 2. Also called volcanic ash. Geol. finely pulverized lava thrown out by a volcano in eruption. 3. a light, silvery gray color …   Universalium

  • can —    1. American    a lavatory    Originally, a bucket. Now used of any kind of plumbing sophistication:     Snyder had paced the small office and gone to the can a couple of times. (Weverka, 1978)    2. American    to dismiss from place or… …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

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