from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A portable grate or cresset for a bedroom.


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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Each craft bore at its bow a fire-basket filled with some spongy substance, which, oil-soaked, blazed smokily with that peculiar blue-green light so ghostly in its wavering reflections.

    Darkness and Dawn

  • Stern could now distinctly see the metal bands of the fire-basket in which it lay, as well as a supporting staff, about five feet long, that seemed to vanish downward in the gloom.

    Darkness and Dawn


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