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Citations:andiron

English citations of andiron

  • 1882, James Edwin Thorold Rogers, A History of Agriculture and Prices in England, volume 4, page 610
    Sometimes the open hearth, in which wood was burnt, was furnished with a pair of andirons.
  • 1907, Robert Chambers, chapter 3, The Younger Set[1]:
    When the flames at last began to flicker and subside, his lids fluttered, then drooped ; but he had lost all reckoning of time when he opened them again to find Miss Erroll in furs kneeling on the hearth and heaping kindling on the coals, and her pretty little Alsatian maid beside her, laying a log across the andirons.
  • 2003, Dan Brown, The Da Vinci Code, chapter 54
    Beneath the Egyptian goddess, inside the fireplace, two stone gargoyles served as andirons, their mouths gaping to reveal their menacing hollow throats.