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fire pot

or firepot

the part of a household furnace in which the fire is made.
Origin of fire pot
First recorded in 1620-30 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The heating unit of a hot-water system is like any stove consisting of a fire pot and grate.

    Mechanical Devices in the Home Edith Louise Allen
  • Bagheera lay close to Mowgli, and the fire pot was between Mowgli's knees.

    The Jungle Book Rudyard Kipling
  • He would have bought us as much coffee as would have filled this fire pot.

    Hans Brinker Mary Mapes Dodge
  • Meanwhile, this blasted oil stove was overflowing into the fire pot.

    The Water Eater Win Marks
  • This fire pot is lined with brick, and has its blast supplied through a piece of flexible tube.

  • She swung about the fire pot which she held in her hand, while the boy crouched to the earth and screamed.

    Hans Andersen's Fairy Tales Hans Christian Andersen
  • The draft below the grate in the fire pot lets in air which is essential to the proper burning of the fuel.

    Mechanical Devices in the Home Edith Louise Allen
  • A cast-iron or brass water back is placed on the fire pot of a stove or furnace.

    Elements of Plumbing Samuel Dibble
  • All that day Mowgli sat in the cave tending his fire pot and dipping dry branches into it to see how they looked.

    The Jungle Book Rudyard Kipling
  • An ample register in the floor directly above it is connected to a galvanized iron casing that surrounds the fire pot.

    If You're Going to Live in the Country Thomas H. Ormsbee and Richmond Huntley

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