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[ash-man] /ˈæʃˌmæn/
noun, plural ashmen.
a person who collects and disposes of ashes, garbage, and refuse.
Origin of ashman
First recorded in 1615-25; ash1 + man1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Mr. ashman's main prayer was a most touching one and it moved many in the congregation to tears.

    The Comstock Club Charles Carroll Goodwin
  • The ashman was raising a can of ashes above his head to dump the contents into his cart, when the bottom of the can came out.

    Toaster's Handbook Peggy Edmund and Harold W. Williams, compilers
  • Mr. Seward some weeks ago took credit to himself for having recalled Mr. ashman on finding that his mission was ill looked on.

    Lord Lyons: A Record of British Diplomacy Thomas Wodehouse Legh Newton
  • This project was favored by Colonel ashman, and he agreed to furnish a company of rangers to join them.

  • I may confess that it was with some difficulty I rescued this coat from the ashman, to whom your mother had given it.

    Why Joan? Eleanor Mercein Kelly
  • Mr. ashman's book is a little bewildering to an outsider who fails to distinguish the two vital forces.

    Mystic London: Charles Maurice Davies
  • Following the man's eyes, Courtier saw against the sky-line on the for above ashman's Folly, an equestrian statue.

    The Patrician John Galsworthy
  • "Fare ye close upon our heels, Wilkin and ashman," the Knight commanded.

  • No wonder the ashman is not more thorough: he learns from his masters.

    The Promised Land Mary Antin
  • Mr. ashman also had the honor to convey the formal notice of the nomination to Lincoln in Springfield, Illinois.

    Ocean to Ocean on Horseback Willard Glazier

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