fire irons


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fire irons

pl.n.
Implements, such as tongs, a shovel, and a poker, used to tend a fireplace.

fire irons

pl n
(Furniture) metal fireside implements, such as poker, shovel, and tongs

fire′ i′rons


n.pl.
the implements used for tending a fireplace.
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Averitable batterie of copper jelly moulds will tempt bigger money, with individuals estimated at pounds 800-pounds 1,200, while anyone seeking fireplace furniture for a grand Georgian townhouse or country seat has a large choice of fenders, fire irons, trivets and grates.
In the front room, the parlour, was a brocade-covered three piece, the christening table, a brass fender with high stepping horses, and a fire screen with brass fire irons.
Suddenly came a clatter from outside so loud it's a wonder the blue rinses didn't have heart attacks - not to mention me - followed by a not very Henley-on-Thames expletive from my son who, poking about in the doorway had inadvertently knocked a bowler hat off a head on a plinth thus sending a collection of brass fire irons cascading into the street.
Perhaps the best is two men banging trays and fire irons together.
There are also some magnificent fire surrounds and grates - add fire irons to create a really 19th Century feel.
Now he works one day a week as a volunteer blacksmith creating fancy ram's head fire irons, chain links and other works at the Bowes Railway at Springwell, Washington.
In 1627 only two rooms, the kitchen and the best chamber, contained fire irons compared with six rooms in 1648, but Hiccox's inventory was made in July when fire irons would only be needed for cooking and those that would be used in winter may well have been included in the final item of the inventory - `all other implementees of any kind not p(ar)ticularly specified or by us not valued_____[xx.
A veritable batterie de cuisine of copper jelly moulds will tempt bigger money, with individuals estimated at pounds 800-1,200, while anyone seeking fireplace furniture for a grand Georgian townhouse or country seat has a large choice of fenders, fire irons, trivets and grates.
That was after you'd done an hour of preparation, which included cleaning lamps, water gauge, detonators and spanners, pick and shovel and fire irons.
There's a carved four-poster bed, a strange cupboard - locked, naturally - and a huge fireplace with devil-shaped fire irons glaring from the grate.