n.1.Front stick of a hearth fire.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Consequently, when Lawson readies himself to tell a fireside tale, he picks up the tongs, and, in stem Biblical language, "smote on the hickory forestick," tosses sparks, and sheds light on God's providence (10:248-49).