ash pit

ash pit

[′ash ‚pit]
(building construction)
The ash-collecting area beneath a fireplace hearth.
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THE MYSTERY OF THE ABANDONED CHRISTMAS CHILD On Christmas Eve 1852, the residents of Manchester were waking up to the distressing news that a newborn child had been discovered in an ash pit.
I had water from the well in the garden, an outside ash pit toilet and an iron kitchen range.
Investigation of the ash pit later revealed there was no ash dump below, but merely the concrete block used to support the fireplace.
Most had to be content with only a yard to look upon, even if were chiefly occupied by a washhouse and ash pit.
Conversely, my mother's father was an ostler at a Mountain Ash pit and her four brothers all began working as teenagers in the local mines.
He sets a small 'camp fire' of oak in the firebox grate pit, just outside the ash pit opening.
Rather than the image of a mythic land blossoming in a Golden Age that had long accompanied him, Roskies found himself amidst the ruins of Crematorium IV alongside an ash pit pond.
The pointed end was used to lift the hot lid off the top for filling and also the ash pit cover," he writes.
Reign of Fire'' is about ancient dragons who have awakened from their slumber deep in the ground and turn the world into an ash pit under their scorched-earth policy.
They had also claimed that liquids draining from the process at Wrexham ran into an ash pit when in fact there was a waste stream under the floor.
There is a porch and entrance hall with wood block floor and a good dining room with a wide inglenook in stone, still with its old bread oven and ash pit beneath.