[ US /ˈænˌdaɪɝn/ ]
  1. metal supports for logs in a fireplace
    the andirons were too hot to touch
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How To Use andiron In A Sentence

  • The eighteenth-century wrought-iron andirons are from New England.
  • It was revealed to view by the dusky, uncertain glimmer of a wood fire that had burned almost down on a pair of tall brass andirons. Oldtown Folks
  • the andirons were too hot to touch
  • She tried tugging on a tall, ornate sphinx-shaped andiron. Sonnet of the Sphinx
  • Under his government industry flourished,and the mines and smokestacks of the Ruhr supplied his régime with the coal and the steel which, even more than blood andiron, underwrote the prosperity of the Reich. FORGE OF EMPIRES 1861-1871
  • Although he had the skills to transform raw materials into the most complicated mechanical device known in eighteenth-century America, Burnap spent much of his time mending andirons, kettles, skillets, a ‘steeltrap,’ and a violin bow.
  • During the winter, when the large back-log, often as much as two men could handle, was brought in and fixed in its place, and a good forestick put on the andirons, with well-split maple piled upon it and set ablaze with dry pine and chips, the old fire-place became aglow with cheerful fire, and dispensed its heat through the room. Life in Canada Fifty Years Ago
  • The pothook, with its big cooking pot, appeared, with variations in size and adjustability, in kitchens through the eighteenth century and, in rural areas, even later.59 Andirons, holding the burning logs, stood below the pot; the prudent cook kept a good supply of glowing coals to arrange as needed. Savoring The Past
  • It is outfitted with andirons and matching tongs and shovel marked by David Phillips, a New York City brass founder.
  • By the time the summer was over she had bought andirons, lamps, candlesticks, and painted trays as well as needlework and furniture so that her ‘hotel bedroom began to look like a miniature museum,’ as she wrote.
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