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 (fīr′dôg′, -dŏg′)
n. Chiefly Southern US

[From the resemblance (often deliberately enhanced by ornamentation) between an andiron standing on its supports and a four-legged animal such as a dog .]


(Furniture) either of a pair of decorative metal stands used to support logs in an open fire


(ˈfaɪərˌdɔg, -ˌdɒg)

Chiefly South Midland and Southern U.S. andiron.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.firedog - metal supports for logs in a fireplacefiredog - metal supports for logs in a fireplace; "the andirons were too hot to touch"
support - any device that bears the weight of another thing; "there was no place to attach supports for a shelf"
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He was none of your flippant young fellows, who would call for a tankard of mulled ale, and make themselves as much at home as if they had ordered a hogshead of wine; none of your audacious young swaggerers, who would even penetrate into the bar--that solemn sanctuary--and, smiting old John upon the back, inquire if there was never a pretty girl in the house, and where he hid his little chambermaids, with a hundred other impertinences of that nature; none of your free-and-easy companions, who would scrape their boots upon the firedogs in the common room, and be not at all particular on the subject of spittoons; none of your unconscionable blades, requiring impossible chops, and taking unheard-of pickles for granted.
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He looked round for something to force it and could find nothing, not even a firedog.
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