firedogs


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firedogs

[ˈfaɪəˌdɒgz] nplalari mpl
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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.
The Firedogs are razor sharp, merciless and purposeful - the real deal.
This pastiche of tradition extends beyond the orphaned island temple, the purpose of which "nobody in the Tallis family knew" (McEwan [2001] 2003, 69), to Emily Tallis's survey of the family's dining room: "The walls, the paneling, the pervasive heaviness of nearly new fixtures, the colossal firedogs, the walk-in fireplaces of bright new stone referred back through the centuries to a time of lonely castles in mute forests.
Dooley admitted he also brings a little bit of the "rah, rah" A-type personality of the firedogs to the squadron.
His team produced functional objects like firedogs, chandeliers, and wall lights, and they also wrapped gilded foliage and mythical creatures around vessels made of porcelain, ivory, lapis, alabaster, and porphyry (Fig.
More fireplace "furniture" followed as mould-making progressed: firedogs, or andirons, were intended to support logs in a fire so that they burned more readily.
England has 19 firedogs and Duncan would like to see more here.