Origin of firebox
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The ends of the fuses were hidden by the tinder of the fuel in the firebox.Bloom of Cactus
Robert Ames Bennet
No piece larger than a mans fist should be put in a firebox.
The straw burners are provided with a firebrick arch in the firebox.
He sped not only with the firebox open but with the forced draught.The Secret of the Night
The short legs of the pan rested on the red-hot coals in the firebox, while the cover was always within reach.The River Motor Boat Boys on the Mississippi
- the furnace chamber of a boiler in a steam locomotive
- an obsolete word for tinderbox
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