Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A pan or other receptacle for holding fire or live coals. A chafing-dish or a brazier.
- n. A fire-pot; a grate.
- n. A pan or crate used to carry fire in fire-hunting.
- n. In the English version of the Bible, used to translate a Hebrew word elsewhere rendered “censer” and “snuff-dish.”
- n. In a firelock, the receptacle for the priming-powder.
“At the doorway was placed a large copper fire-pan, with coffee-pots singing a welcome to visitors.”
“My master bought a strong, ambling mule for his own riding; whilst I was provided with a horse, which, besides myself, bore the _kaliân_  (for he adopted the Persian style of smoking), the fire-pan and leather bottle, the charcoal, and also my own wardrobe.”
“Should this happen, the fire-pan was sent to a neighbor for coals, or the tin lantern with a candle for a light.”
“When evening came there would be a fire-pan lighted in the middle of the room and we children would sit around it That was our chandelier.”
“The Reverend Richard Eastcott, in his "Sketches of the Origin, Progress and Effects of Music," told of a "gentleman of very considerable understanding," who was heard to declare that the rattling of a fire-pan and tongs was as grateful to his feelings as the best concert he ever heard.”
“Over the fire-pan there was a rack, and from the rack a stone pan hung down over the lamp-flame.”
“A short, cylindrical opening was made at the lower extremity, and under this a fire-pan was suspended, above the passenger car of the balloon.”
“Is a little wooden fire-pan, not essential but convenient; its thin edge is put under the notch to catch the powder that falls.”
“Atonement were of gold, and were denoted by a word (mahtah) meaning "something to take fire with;" LXX. pureion = a fire-pan.”
“And the king said to Setna, "Take back the book to the grave of Na. nefer.ka.ptah, like a prudent man, or else he will make you bring it with a forked stick in your hand, and a fire-pan on your head.”
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