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firepan

[fahyuh r-pan] /ˈfaɪərˌpæn/
noun
1.
a metal grate for holding hot coals.
Origin of firepan
1000
before 1000; Middle English, Old English; see fire, pan1
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  • The firepan was over the range, and there were a good many Indians to the north and west of it.

    The Courage of Marge O'Doone James Oliver Curwood
  • I'd rather have him than any other ten bears in the firepan Range.

    The Grizzly King James Oliver Curwood
  • "Guess he was a little crazy," Brokaw had said, speaking of Tavish as he had last known him on the firepan.

    The Courage of Marge O'Doone James Oliver Curwood
  • He was surprised when he learned that he was not on firepan Creek after all.

    The Courage of Marge O'Doone James Oliver Curwood
  • Pipoonaskoos is buried in the firepan Range country, with a slab over his head, just like a white man.

    The Grizzly King James Oliver Curwood
  • David made up his mind that it must be the firepan, and he could feel his pulse quicken as he started up it with Baree.

    The Courage of Marge O'Doone James Oliver Curwood
British Dictionary definitions for firepan

firepan

/ˈfaɪəˌpæn/
noun
1.
a metal container for a fire in a room
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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firepan in the Bible

(Ex. 27:3; 38:3), one of the vessels of the temple service (rendered "snuff-dish" Ex. 25:38; 37:23; and "censer" Lev. 10:1; 16:12). It was probably a metallic cinder-basin used for the purpose of carrying live coal for burning incense, and of carrying away the snuff in trimming the lamps.

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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