Ash-Can Sam was wounded—not so much in body as in pugilistic pride.
"I will drop it in some ash-can or down some sewer on the way to the office," she said to herself.
But on the way to the cable-car no ash-can presented itself.
You want to get every bit of that glass up and in the ash-can.
He had ordered his man to pick it up with the fire-tongs and throw it in the ash-can.