from The 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.


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  • The fire-pot allowed him to distinguish a blouse, torn trousers of coarse velvet, bare feet, and something which resembled a pool of blood.

    Les Miserables

  • It was deserted and guarded only by the fire-pot which trembled between the paving-stones.

    Les Miserables

  • In lighting his pipe — an odious nocturnal practice of the Japanese — he had fallen over the edge of the fire-pot.

    Unbeaten Tracks in Japan

  • 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.

    The Vulcan Academy Murders

  • He had seen Onomakritos visiting the place at daybreak, early enough to need a lamp, and bringing a fire-pot to kindle it.

    The Praise Singer

  • 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.

    Three Worlds To Conquer

  • "You boys don't even know how to make a fire in a fire-pot without creating a disturbance," she said.

    The Campfire Girls of Roselawn Or, a Strange Message from the Air

  • The boys got the thing they wanted soldered completed about this time, and Bob ran down the back way with the fire-pot.

    The Campfire Girls of Roselawn Or, a Strange Message from the Air


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