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  • In the ashpit was a heap of potatoes roasting, and a boiling pipkin of charred bread, called "coffee," for the benefit of whomsoever should call, for Warren's was a sort of clubhouse. used as an alternative to the inn.

    Far from the Madding Crowd

  • In the ashpit was a heap of potatoes roasting, and a boiling pipkin of charred bread, called “coffee”, for the benefit of whomsoever should call, for Warren’s was a sort of clubhouse, used as an alternative to the inn.

    Far from the Madding Crowd

  • When the deadly wand was reduced to grit, she carefully swept all traces of it into the ashpit.

    Conqueror's Moon

  • I hid my books in the long grass near the ashpit at the end of the garden where nobody ever came and hurried along the canal bank.

    Dubliners

  • Equally satisfying in its way, and certainly no less inge? nious, is the little-known fireplace ashpit.

    I'm A Stranger Here Myself

  • In theory the ashpit must eventually fill up, but ours seems to be bottomless.

    I'm A Stranger Here Myself

  • It isn't really necessary, but it gives me an excuse to go down in the basement, and I always welcome that because basements are, after the garbage disposal and the ashpit, the third great feature of American life.

    I'm A Stranger Here Myself

  • Taking his cue from an offhand remark Kidd made to The Washington Post (April 2, 1985), Gabler added in 1986 a period after "bottom of the ashpit" (page 624) in the structural middle of Molly Bloom's otherwise unpunctuated soliloquy.

    'The Scandal of Ulysses': An Exchange

  • He halted right in front of the ashpit and pointed to the wall that separated the two pits.

    Dragon Drums

  • "See that little window above the ashpit?" he asked the guard excitedly.

    Dragon Drums

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