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andiron


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Andiron  \And"i`ron\,  n.  [OE.  anderne  aunderne  aundyre  OF 
  andier  F.  landier,  fr  LL  andena,  andela,  anderia  of 
  unknown  origin.  The  Eng.  was  prob.  confused  with  brand-iron, 
  AS  brand-[=i]sen.] 
  A  utensil  for  supporting  wood  when  burning  in  a  fireplace, 
  one  being  placed  on  each  side  a  firedog;  as  a  pair  of 
  andirons. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  andiron 
  n  :  metal  supports  for  logs  in  a  fireplace;  "the  andirons  were 
  too  hot  to  touch"  [syn:  {firedog},  {dog},  {dogiron}] 




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