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Synonyms for ashcan

a bin that holds rubbish until it is collected

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The Ashcan, the size and shape of a cigarette, fits into a cigarette packet where it can be used to extinguish stubs.
He was setting off Moonwhistlers that flared and pierced the heavy stagnant air, lighting and tossing Ashcans that resounded like claps of thunder.
This was not at all like Newark, with the ashcans and cries floating out over the water like a longing that purifies itself in sacred mud.
Other major musicals included Minnelli's Brigadoon (1954); It's Always Fair Weather (1955), which featured an expert ensemble number with the lids of ashcans by Kelly, Michael Kidd, and Dan Dailey; and his first solo effort as a director, Invitation to the Dance (1956), with a cast of ballet and show dancers.
It was a term of endearment for the neighborhood's only Irish lass - a nickname hung on Irish immigrants when they came to America at the turn of the century and began cooking and selling potatoes that were called Mickeys in ashcans on the streets.
In the 1930s, comic book publishers used ashcans to trademark their character and logos.
Back then, it was a term of endearment for the neighborhood's only Irish lass - a name hung on Irish immigrants when they came to America at the turn of the century and began cooking and selling potatoes - called Mickeys - in ashcans on the streets.
We are also requesting that they remove ashtrays from the tables and place sand ashcans outside their buildings,'' she said.