Ash Can


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ash·can

or ash can  (ăsh′kăn′)
n.
1. A large, usually metal receptacle for trash.
2. Slang A depth charge.
3. Slang A powerful cylindrical firecracker.
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Noun1.Ash Can - early 20th-century United States painting; portrays realistic and sordid scenes of city life
art movement, artistic movement - a group of artists who agree on general principles
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ash can

n (Am) → bidone m per le immondizie
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* Whether monofilling (the land filling of ash only) should be required, or whether ash can be safely disposed of through co-disposal with other solid waste in a controlled sanitary landfill.
They came up from San Francisco on Friday night sleeper trains and, when they tired of skiing, rented galoshes and went tobogganing, or sledding on the lids of ash cans. Alpine skiing finally caught on in 1936, when it debuted in the Winter Olympics and Yosemite installed a cable-drawn sled that could transport eight standing skiers to the peak of Granite Dome.
Spilled sidewalks with clusters of ash cans. Brownstones.
The "ash cans" are designed as small airtight aluminium tubes that can hold up to three cigarette ends at a time.