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fire pot

or firepot

the part of a household furnace in which the fire is made.
Origin of fire pot
1620-30 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • It was deserted and guarded only by the fire-pot which trembled between the paving-stones.

    Les Misrables Victor Hugo
  • And so they all stopped bravely at home and Hugo alone found out what was in the fire-pot.

  • The French fire-pot, however, combined these two properties: it set fire first, and exploded afterward.

  • "There's some pieces right by your side," said Dot, seeing a few sticks of pine lying by the fire-pot.

  • And what a devil are we women good for, once we are old, save to keep the ashes about the fire-pot?

  • "Guess I had better not sleep any more," said Don to himself, as he got up and looked into the fire-pot.

  • Then fire right into the centre; never mind the fire-pot throwers.

    Stan Lynn George Manville Fenn
  • I burned several things before I learned that even a few red coals in the fire-pot will be sufficient for practically everything.

    How To Write Special Feature Articles Willard Grosvenor Bleyer
  • Stay, constable, I want to see what you put into that fire-pot—open it.

  • The fire was nearly out under the fire-pot, the tent flaps were closed.

    Our Little Hungarian Cousin Mary F. Nixon-Roulet

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