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.
You put it in the first ash-can, and walk off in an attempt not to be conspicuous.
Now take that thing out of the dining-room and throw it in the ash-can!
Aurora believed it had been recovered from the ash-can, and her breast was filled with awe.
She was as plebeian as an ash-can and as full of old embers.
Now, Ash-Can Sam had a reputation of his own, as every cat in the neighborhood could testify with sorrow and with tears.