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[fawr-stik, fohr-] /ˈfɔrˌstɪk, ˈfoʊr-/
the front log in a wood fire, as in a fireplace.
Origin of forestick
An Americanism dating back to 1785-95; fore- + stick1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Before the forestick had burned in two, she heard him coming, but he was not alone.

    Country Neighbors

    Alice Brown
  • The bright flame on the forestick, which Ralph had been watching, flickered and burned low.

    The Hoosier Schoolmaster Edward Eggleston
  • On a fire well started thus between backlog and forestick he may pile such dry, hard wood as he has at hand.

    Old Plymouth Trails Winthrop Packard
  • Backlog and forestick were soon piled and kindlings laid, and the fire roared and snapped and crackled up the ample chimney.

    Poganuc People Harriet Beecher Stowe
  • Large stones were sometimes used instead of a backlog, and an iron bar was laid on the andirons in front of the forestick.

  • Then you want a forestick on the andirons; and upon these build the fire of lighter stuff.

    Backlog Studies Charles Dudley Warner
  • So you jist let me put on a good back-log and forestick, and build up a fire to tell stories by this evening.

    The Pearl of Orr's Island Harriet Beecher Stowe

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