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fire screen

a screen placed in front of a fireplace for protection, especially from sparks.
Origin of fire screen
First recorded in 1750-60 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Una put the fire screen on one side and looked at him calmly.

  • Beside the old woman, on a dark wood frame, there was a fire screen made of the pennant of a Highland regiment.

    The Sleuth of St. James's Square Melville Davisson Post
  • Design a fire screen with two horizontal and three vertical major subdivisions.

    Industrial Arts Design William H. Varnum
  • Move the fire screen opposite the door leading to the drawing-room.

  • The design of a fire screen depends, of course, on the purpose it is intended to serve.

    Making a Fireplace Henry H. Saylor
  • Everybody's eyes puzzlingly searched for the unseen owner of that mysterious voice behind the fire screen.

    Little Erik of Sweden Madeline Brandeis
  • "The nearest I ever knew him come to any thing witty," whispered Ida, from behind a fire screen.

    The English Orphans

    Mary Jane Holmes
British Dictionary definitions for fire screen

fire screen

a decorative screen placed in the hearth when there is no fire
a screen placed before a fire to protect the face from intense heat
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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