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fire screen

  1. a screen placed in front of a fireplace for protection, especially from sparks.
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Origin of fire screen

First recorded in 1750–60
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Historical Examples of fire screen

  • The Duchesse dropped her fire-screen, her clever-eyes were whimsical and sparkling.

    Man and Maid

    Elinor Glyn

  • Would you hand me down that fire-screen off the chimney-piece?

    Somehow Good

    William de Morgan

  • There was a table, too, graceful and gay as the chairs, and a fire-screen of fine needlework.

  • I'd be your fire-screen, only I think I'm rather hotter than the fire itself.

  • "Not if you had a fire-screen, Jack," Esme reminded him sweetly.

British Dictionary definitions for fire screen

fire screen

  1. a decorative screen placed in the hearth when there is no fire
  2. a screen placed before a fire to protect the face from intense heat
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