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andiron

One of a pair of metal supports for a log in a fireplace.
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At this period, monks are described by Libanius as 'clothed in black and with the appetites of elephants', making 'illegal attacks on temples and destroying them completely with their images, with stones andiron implements' (Oratio 30 Pro templis 8).
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Third andirons were the continuing intertribal strife that fueled by the National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS) to sow sedition among the ethnicities in order to reach at the disintegration and tearing of the social fabric that is formed through the ages for the region's population to live in peace and security.
As with so much of her art, these figures are incorporated into household objects; in this case into andirons, designed to be exhibited in a real fireplace, which serves as a kind of proscenium for the porcelain cinders and logs, one of which depicts an adaptation of Three Hebrews in the Fiery Furnace from the catacombs of Priscilla.
More fireplace "furniture" followed as mould-making progressed: firedogs, or andirons, were intended to support logs in a fire so that they burned more readily.
I keep trying to imagine what my counterweight could look like, but about the only thing that comes to mind is a small, moon-flooded room with a pile of keys in the middle of the floor and some boot prints that pass through the embrace of a pair of andirons into the ashdrifts of a hearth.
Put crumpled newspapers under the andirons or grate.
The list also included a poor widow, Elizabeth Hunt, whose soldier husband had perished in the civil war and who received a pair of andirons and six pictures including a circumcision scene, a head of St.
Thurmalox Stove Paints can be used on a variety of items that become hot while in use including stoves and stovepipes, fireplace andirons, screens and grates, barbeques, gas grills and hibachis.