Synonyms for andiron

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He hit it against the andiron to knock the ashes off, and plunged it into the mixture.

He was looking at the elevated portions of the andiron which were invisible to me.

An andiron, a wash-tub, is the result of an idea that did not exist before.

Fastening the frame to the andiron is done with a stud and bolt.

The stand is finished to correspond with the andiron and fire tools.

Carl knocked his pipe empty on the knob of an andiron, sank deeper into his chair, and began to speak slowly.

Andiron, and′ī-urn, n. the iron bars which support the ends of the logs in a wood fire, or in which a spit turns.

The daughter took her foot from the andiron; her eyes lighted up aggressively.

The dropping of a charred ember from andiron to hearth made the panic-stricken man jump convulsively.

The finish will be the same as the finish on the andiron, without any attempt at ornament.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1300, from Old French andier, of unknown origin, perhaps from Gaulish *andero- "a young bull" (cf. Welsh anner "heifer"), which would make sense if they once had bull's heads cast onto them. Altered by influence of Middle English iren (see iron (n.)).

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