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gas log

a gas burner in a fireplace, made to resemble a log.
Origin of gas log
An Americanism dating back to 1880-85 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • On chilly days, he sat alone in his own sitting-room, where there was a gas log.

    The Cinder Pond Carroll Watson Rankin
  • Henry warmed his back at the gas log and wished to know how things went with me.

    A Woman of Genius Mary Austin
  • He got her upstairs and into the big armchair in front of the gas log.

    The Vision Spendid William MacLeod Raine
  • There he extracted from behind the gas log a package of sandwiches, surreptitiously assembled after supper the night before.

    A Son of the City

    Herman Gastrell Seely
  • Jeff found Nellie wrapped in his bathrobe in the big chair before the gas log.

    The Vision Spendid William MacLeod Raine
  • Instead of an open fireplace 69 now, as there once had been, there was a gas log under the old mantelpiece.

  • What would Verne think when he found the hearth only a gas log, and one that had a peculiarly offensive odour?


    Christopher Morley
  • The Judge sat gazing at the flames playing over his gas log.

    A Far Country, Complete Winston Churchill
  • There are two forms of the open fire—a possible third one, the gas log, being a subject on which the less said the better.

    Making a Fireplace Henry H. Saylor
  • Nor did a book and a pipe before his gas log seem quite what he wanted.

    The Vision Spendid William MacLeod Raine

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