Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Same as leach-tub.

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Examples

  • When we got home the house was all dark and still; so we went on down to the hut by the ash-hopper for to examine it.

    The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

  • I went around and clumb over the back stile by the ash-hopper, and started for the kitchen.

    The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

  • "Dem dat know too much sleep under de ash-hopper" (Uncle Remus) clearly intimates to all who know about the old-fashioned ash-hopper that such an individual lies.

    Negro Folk Rhymes Wise and Otherwise: With a Study

  • Billy now left me for her, and I followed the two to that part of our yard where the tall ash-hopper stood, which ever after was like a story book to me.

    The Expedition of the Donner Party and its Tragic Fate

  • She had watched her aunt make soap out of lye dripping from an ash-hopper.

    Oh, You Tex!

  • I continued fifteen months, during which time I preached at various private houses in the neighborhood, insomuch that one man remarked that I had preached at every man's house, except his "ash-hopper."

    The John Lawson Monographs of the Trinity College Historical Society Durham, North Carolina Vol. 1. The Autobiography of Brantley York

  • He stood up and strode as far in their direction as the ash-hopper under the apple-tree, and raised both his hands, as if he were frightening away a flock of crows.

    Northern Georgia sketches,

  • There was a broken harrow, with rusty iron teeth, leaning against the house near the log steps; a top-heavy ash-hopper and a lye-stained trough stood under the spreading branches of a beechnut-tree beside a rotting cider-press and a huge pot for heating water during hog-killing or for boiling lye and grease for the making of soap.

    Dixie Hart

  • The potato-house was a vast white billow, the ash-hopper was a marble vase, and the fodder-stack was a great conical ermine cap, belonging to some mountain giant who had lost it in the wind last night.

    The Young Mountaineers Short Stories

  • The log house with its chimney of clay and sticks, the barn of ruder guise, the fodder-stack, the ash-hopper, and the rail fence were all imposed in high relief against the crimson west and the purpling ranges in the distance.

    Down the Ravine

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