- a person who collects and disposes of ashes, garbage, and refuse.
Origin of ashman
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Examples from the Web for ashman
No wonder the ashman is not more thorough: he learns from his masters.The Promised Land
I found not only him but his institution, for Mr. Ashman does not work single-handed.Mystic London:
Charles Maurice Davies
Mr. Ashman also had the honor to convey the formal notice of the nomination to Lincoln in Springfield, Illinois.Ocean to Ocean on Horseback
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
"Fare ye close upon our heels, Wilkin and Ashman," the Knight commanded.The Deserter, and Other Stories