Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A set of fire-irons, usually comprising shovel, poker, and tongs, with the holder. The holder consists generally of a metal rod with arms or a ring, fixed at the foot in a solid block or tile.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A set of fire irons, including, commonly, tongs, shovel, and poker.
“Without announcement, the men dance themselves onto the fire-set stage.”
“If it were only to spend the money, of course I could buy a carpet or fire-set with it.”
“That fire-set has been in this very settin'-room as long as I can remember.”
“Now, ladies an 'gentlemen, here's a fire-set -- tongs, shovel, an' andirons.”
“The famous "golden" fire-set was a purchase of one of the family who had been in France during the”
“The famous "golden" fire-set was a purchase of one of the family who had been in France during the Revolution, and must have come from a princely palace, if not from one of the royal residences.”
“Furthermore, there is no evidence whatsoever that Iran obtained "workable blueprints" for a fire-set, much less for a nuclear weapon, from the Pakistanis.”
“The CIA went to a great deal of trouble to plant on the Iranians authentic blueprints for an authenic fire-set for an authenic Russian nuke.”
“A fire-set is an electrical device wherein an enormous charge is built up relatively slowly and stored on a capacitor until the precise millisecond that charge-pulse is needed to simultaneously vaporize the 'bridge wires' in one or more high-explosive detonators.”
“And there is no sense in which a fire-set is "one of the greatest engineering secrets in the world.”
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