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fireback

[fahyuh r-bak] /ˈfaɪərˌbæk/
noun
1.
a piece, lining the rear of a fireplace, usually of cast iron.
2.
the rear of a fireplace.
Origin of fireback
1870-1875
First recorded in 1870-75; fire + back1
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fireback

/ˈfaɪəˌbæk/
noun
1.
Also called reredos. an ornamental iron slab against the back wall of a hearth
2.
any pheasant of the genus Lophura, of SE Asia
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