fire screen

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fire screen

n.

fire screen

n
1. (Furniture) a decorative screen placed in the hearth when there is no fire
2. (Furniture) a screen placed before a fire to protect the face from intense heat

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n.
a screen placed in front of a fireplace for protection.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fire screen - a metal screen before an open fire for protection (especially against flying sparks)
screen - a protective covering consisting of netting; can be mounted in a frame; "they put screens in the windows for protection against insects"; "a metal screen protected the observers"
References in classic literature ?
They have not even a cathedral, with eleven tons of solid silver archbishops in the back room; and they do not show you any moldy buildings that are seven thousand years old; nor any smoke-dried old fire-screens which are chef d'oeuvres of Reubens or Simpson, or Titian or Ferguson, or any of those parties; and they haven't any bottled fragments of saints, and not even a nail from the true cross.
Already, at the age of thirty-five, her cheeks were whitening as her mother's had whitened, but for her there would be no memories of Indian suns and Indian rivers, and clamor of children in a nursery; she would have very little of substance to think about when she sat, as Lady Otway now sat, knitting white wool, with her eyes fixed almost perpetually upon the same embroidered bird upon the same fire-screen.
Regency fire-screens stand alongside American quilts, Aubusson cushions, Chinese silk wall hangings and Persian carpets while Art Deco cocktail cabinets, Victorian kitchen ware, fashionable Blue & White tableware, 17th century ladder-back chairs and Scandinavian glass fill the stands.