ashcan ashcan


  • (n) a bin that holds rubbish until it is collected


  1. It was swept up and dropped in an ashcan and there the eldest of the Martins' four children, a lively, questing, eleven-year-old named Shirley Anne, found it.
  2. At the State Capitol, the boys pulled fire hoses from their racks, adorned the sculpt head of Civil War Hero John Gordon with an ashcan.
  3. Fashions in snobbery change, but the green carnation and the ashcan lids are interchangeable as disengaged scoffing at the everyday business of living.


  • What Do You Think About the Ashcan School?

    Far From the Fresh Air Farm by William Glackens, 1911, gouache and crayon on paper, 24 1/2 x 16 1/2. Collection the Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale, Florida. During this time of the year, as acts of generosity and appreciation abound, I’m drawn to the works of the painters and draftsmen of the Ashcan School, which thrived during the early 20th century. This group of artists—among them Robert ...
    on December 18, 2013     Source: Artist Daily


  • "With those 20 words, a parliamentary prerogative that had existed in this country for more than a century was consigned to the ashcan. No one noticed," Murray told the Senate after the slip was discovered. "Shame on us for not noticing it....
    on May 3, 2010 By: Lowell Murray Source: Montreal Gazette

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subordinate subordinate
/sə ˈbɔr də ˌneɪt /