from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An ash-sapling of a few years' growth.


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  • Then turning a corner of the grassy walk, between ground-ash and young larches, they came upon an opening planted round with ilex, arbutus, juniper, and laurel, and backed by one of the rocks which form the outworks of the valley.

    Springhaven Richard Doddridge 2004

  • And now, after seeing that English boat make for the creek where she had been berthed on Christmas Eve, he begged Madame Fropot to tell his host not to be uneasy about him, and taking no weapon but a ground-ash stick, set forth to play spy upon traitors.

    Springhaven Richard Doddridge 2004

  • His business taking him deep into the county among the farms, he was always in walking trim, with an umbrella crooked over one arm, his other hand grasping the obtuse-angled handle of a ground-ash stick.

    Highways & Byways in Sussex E.V. Lucas

  • She scattered a few cows at a gap with a flourish of a ground-ash that Iggulden had cut for her a week ago, and singing as she passed under the holmoaks, sought the farm-house at the back of

    Actions and Reactions Rudyard Kipling 1900

  • Mullins jerked his head delicately towards the ground-ash on the table.

    A Diversity of Creatures Rudyard Kipling 1900

  • This with an important flourish of his ground-ash.

    Stalky & Co. Rudyard Kipling 1900

  • Thanks in large part to their house-master's experienced distrust, the three for three consecutive terms had been passed over for promotion to the rank of prefect -- an office that went by merit, and carried with it the honor of the ground-ash, and liberty, under restrictions, to use it.

    Stalky & Co. Rudyard Kipling 1900

  • Sophie sighed as she drew her own ground-ash (of old Iggulden's cutting) from the hall rack.

    Actions and Reactions Rudyard Kipling 1900

  • Medes and Persians was no more than a non-committal resolution, that any boy, outside the First Fifteen, who missed his football for any reason whatever, and had not a written excuse, duly signed by competent authority to explain his absence, would receive not less than three strokes with a ground-ash from the Captain of the Games, generally a youth between seventeen and eighteen years, rarely under eleven stone

    A Diversity of Creatures Rudyard Kipling 1900

  • 'Lie there till I get a ground-ash and I'll cut you to pieces.

    A Diversity of Creatures Rudyard Kipling 1900


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