Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A portable grate or cresset for a bedroom.

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Examples

  • Under the great chimney a good fire burned in an iron fire-basket; a high old settee, rudely carved with figures and

    Lay Morals

  • The blackened stones under the fire-basket released drifts of old tainted incense in the heat.

    Funeral Games

  • He tore off his cotte, wrapped a corner of the skirt about his hand, and leaned to grasp again at the glowing cylinder thrust upright in the fire-basket.

    St. Peter's Fair

  • The brazier was a beautiful thing, a credit to the smith who made it; on three braced legs like saplings, the fire-basket a trellis of vine-leaves.

    St. Peter's Fair

  • He tore off his cotte, wrapped a corner of the skirt about his hand, and leaned to grasp again at the glowing cylinder thrust upright in the fire-basket.

    St. Peter's Fair

  • The brazier was a beautiful thing, a credit to the smith who made it; on three braced legs like saplings, the fire-basket a trellis of vine-leaves.

    St. Peter's Fair

  • There was a table of pine-wood, sleeked with hand-rubbing; a round stone hearth with a bronze fire-basket, for the cold upland nights; and a carved red bed, whose bearskins we would throw down at evening before the fire.

    The Bull From The Sea

  • He had the fire-basket and other small utensils with him on the journey.

    The Life of the Blessed Virgin Mary

  • But one couldn't put a bomb in a fire-basket because the temperature there would set it off or destroy it, before a pushpot left its truck launching-vehicle.

    Space Platform

  • The flames leapt eagerly about a great oak log which hissed fitfully on top of the glowing coals contained in the big iron fire-basket.

    The Yellow Streak

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