Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The grate to hold the fuel in common use in domestic fireplaces and in many forms of heaters and furnaces.

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Examples

  • Thus the measure of a poker is not its power to add lustre to a brass-finished fire-grate, but to poke and rake a fire.

    The Money Muddle

  • At one end of this ghastly apartment was a large fire-grate, over the top of which were stretched some transverse iron bars, half devoured with rust.

    Ivanhoe

  • Whilst he was out, I made a quick inspection of the fire-grate and the desk.

    The Vesuvius Club

  • I swung the dark-lantern around and brought its feeble light to bear on the fire-grate, which was revealed to contain a quantity of blackened paper.

    The Vesuvius Club

  • Whilst he was out, I made a quick inspection of the fire-grate and the desk.

    The Vesuvius Club

  • He sat from morning to night looking at the empty fire-grate, and hardly ventured to speak of the ordeal that he had to undergo.

    The Three Clerks

  • I swung the dark-lantern around and brought its feeble light to bear on the fire-grate, which was revealed to contain a quantity of blackened paper.

    The Vesuvius Club

  • Whereupon something which he had taken from his waistcoat-pocket was thrown violently into the fender, beneath the fire-grate.

    Can You Forgive Her?

  • Crilly finished his bread and jam and threw the hard crust into the empty fire-grate.

    Cal

  • In a state of nature they hybernate; but when kept in a room, a favourite resort in cold weather was among the ashes under a fire-grate.

    Records of Woodhall Spa and Neighbourhood Historical, Anecdotal, Physiographical, and Archaeological, with Other Matter

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