Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A vessel used in ancient warfare to contain combustible fluid, and dropped from the walls or thrown from a military engine. Compare fire-mace.
- n. That part of a furnace in which the fire is made.
- n. A solderers' furnace.
- n. A crucible.
“The fire-pot allowed him to distinguish a blouse, torn trousers of coarse velvet, bare feet, and something which resembled a pool of blood.”
“It was deserted and guarded only by the fire-pot which trembled between the paving-stones.”
“In lighting his pipe — an odious nocturnal practice of the Japanese — he had fallen over the edge of the fire-pot.”
“Quickly he built up a tiny pyramid of the kindling, then blew on the charcoal nuggets in the fire-pot, and when they glowed he crumbled a handful of dried grass on to them.”
“Then he unslung the clay fire-pot from the rail of the chariot, and started up the pathway.”
“The doctor found his way into the alcove, and looked at the fire-pot.”
“He had seen Onomakritos visiting the place at daybreak, early enough to need a lamp, and bringing a fire-pot to kindle it.”
“Where it struck the fire-pot, the rain hissed back in steam, so that Theor entered white billows of fog in which danced tiny sparks.”
“You boys don't even know how to make a fire in a fire-pot without creating a disturbance," she said.”
“The boys got the thing they wanted soldered completed about this time, and Bob ran down the back way with the fire-pot.”
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