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Fire dogs from the 11th to 9th c. BC

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EtymologyEdit

fire +‎ dog

NounEdit

firedog (plural firedogs)

  1. (archaeology) A Bronze Age artifact used in worshipping either bulls or the moon, or as a holder for wooden logs to be used in a fire altar.
  2. (US) Either of a pair of horizontal metal supports for holding logs in a fireplace

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  • (support for holding logs): andiron

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