Origin of andiron
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How to use andiron in a sentence
Moodily he stood there, one hand on the high mantel shelf, one foot upon an andiron, his eyes upon the flames.St. Martin's Summer|Rafael Sabatini
Andiron, and′ī-urn, n. the iron bars which support the ends of the logs in a wood fire, or in which a spit turns.
The dog stretched himself before one andiron; the cat squat down before the other.The Portland Sketch Book|Various
Chenet is the French expression, an andiron, or dog-iron, as it is sometimes called.
A mug of cider stood near one andiron; leaning against the other was a flat stone,—the Squire's "Simon."