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andiron

One of a pair of metal supports for a log in a fireplace.
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Poor clumsy Hailey had to beat him to death with an andiron, but that was Hailey for you--not quite up to his standards.
Once deeply buried, the bone became permineralized, probably through the absorption of manganese andiron.
Phillips was the manager of aluminum andiron foundries at the GM do Brasil, Sao Jose dos Campos plant, Brazil.
Mixologist Francesco Lafranconi created this recipe for Andiron Steak & Sea in Las Vegas.
Among the silver furnishings for successive London houses in the fashionable parish of St James's, Westminster, were several pairs of fireplace andirons and sets of silver sconces, including one with silver borders, and looking-glass plates (like those preserved at Drumlanrig Castle) supplied by David Willaume, a first-generation Huguenot goldsmith; his son is referred to as 'Guillaume' in 1732 providing rare evidence for the English pronunciation of this French name.
Thrift-shop andirons, our grandmother's rocker, the veneered coffee table.
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.
62) When use in the home was banned, the wife should be congratulated because she could now manage domestic affairs serenely since she was "no longer vexed by filthy spittoons, bespattered andirons, and offensive blemishes on the carpet and floors.
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.