Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A brazier for holding burning charcoal for heating purposes.
- n. In Mexico, a hearth or fireplace.
“The summer of my 13th year I spent in a 'brasero' camp outside Salinas California picking strawberries and living in barracks.”
“While writing files on CDs using 'brasero', I am able to write and then access the files later.”
“They centered around the tiled brasero, or hearth, where charcoal-burning stoves were set into long or horseshoe-shaped counters.”
“When was this - back at the original brasero program?”
“The evening being cold, the inhabitants were crowded round a brasero in a chimney corner; and the hostess was a dry old woman, who looked like a mummy.”
“Another with the bellows blew on the cinders, and the third, taking eggs from a basket, fried them on the _brasero_.”
“I dismounted and walked to the huge fireplace at one end, where I saw three very old women seated like witches round a _brasero_, the great brass dish of burning cinders.”
“I ordered a _brasero_, and dried my clothes as best I could by the burning cinders.”
“As I passed the open doors I saw them standing round the _brasero_, warming themselves; for fireplaces are unknown to Andalusia, the only means of heat being the _copa_, a round brass dish in which is placed burning charcoal.”
“When I had finished -- it was not a very substantial meal -- I drew my chair to the _brasero_ and handed round my cigarette-case.”
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