Fire pan


  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Fire pan a pan for holding or conveying fire, especially the receptacle for the priming of a gun.
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Out of the frying pan, into the fire - If you get out of one problem, but find yourself in a worse situation, you are out of the frying pan, into the fire.


In literature:

I can lift that pan off the fire.
"The Grey Woman and other Tales" by Mrs. (Elizabeth) Gaskell
Cover the stew-pan close, and set it over a smart fire.
"The Cook's Oracle; and Housekeeper's Manual" by William Kitchiner
On the fire was conspicuous a stew-pan full of Malaga potatoes, white wine, honey, cinnamon, and cloves.
"Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern, Vol. 7" by Various
They let us have a pan then, and we boil it over this fire.
"The Leader of the Lower School" by Angela Brazil
The fire was made quick; then it was allowed to burn slower; still the cake was an inch below the top of the pan.
"Harper's Young People, May 18, 1880" by Various
Out of the Frying-Pan into the Fire.
"Stories And Tales Of The Irish A Linked Index to the Project Gutenberg Editions" by William Carleton
She drank straight whisky, and it was liquor that burned Pan like fire.
"Valley of Wild Horses" by Zane Grey
The regular order of the manual is, open pan, tear cartridge, prime, shut pan, ram down cartridge, ready, aim, fire.
"Lippincott's Magazine, September, 1885" by Various
Set the stew pan over the fire and bring water to boiling point.
"The Automobile Storage Battery" by O. A. Witte
"Cooking and Dining in Imperial Rome" by Apicius
It would be like jumping out of the frying-pan into the fire.
"The Vast Abyss" by George Manville Fenn
We lit a fire, and near it placed our panful of sand.
"Gold" by Stewart White
There was a frying-pan or two at the edge of a dead fire.
"Mystery Ranch" by Arthur Chapman
The cowboy returned his pan of pork to the fire, but his philosophy continued.
"The Monster and Other Stories" by Stephen Crane
After dark, as I was frying the fish, a panful of the largest trout was accidentally capsized in the fire.
"A Year in the Fields" by John Burroughs
Melt one-third cup of butter in a frying-pan, add potatoes, and cook over a slow fire until potatoes are soft and delicately browned.
"Fifty-Two Sunday Dinners" by Elizabeth O. Hiller
They pile it in a pan and after closing the doors and windows of the greenhouse tightly, set fire to it.
"Health Lessons" by Alvin Davison
This may, I think, have been only an iron stove or fire-pan; though Dr. W. without hesitation translates it a chimney.
"View of the State of Europe during the Middle Ages, Vol. 3 (of 3)" by Henry Hallam
He returned and knelt near the fire-pan.
"A Yankee from the West" by Opie Read
Eddie was squatted by the fire, stirring something in a long-handled frying pan.
"The Tent Dwellers" by Albert Bigelow Paine

In poetry:

Thorns burn to a consistent ash, like man;
A splendid cleanser for the frying-pan:
And those who leap from pan to fire
Should this brave opposite admire.
"This Last Pain" by William Empson
For long it will remain a day of shifting,
Pre-festive cleaning, fanciful decor,
As once it used to be with Whitsun birches
Or pan-Athenian fires long before.
"From early dawn the thirtieth of April..." by Boris Pasternak

In news:

Out of Greasy Pan, Into Fire For Bacon- Besotted Author.
Maia out of frying pan at 185, into fire at 170.
) and a series of "krazy kitchen" objects that includes a stand mixer, a blender and a frying pan on fire.
Out of China's Frying Pan and Into its Fire.
Beware of flipping the egg from the frying pan into the fire.
You could say that Jose and Javier Gonzalez went from the frying pan into the fire.
Pans on Fire opens larger store in Hopyard Village Shopping Center Popular business, cooking classes outgrew downtown space.
Granby Center Fire Chief Donald LaBarge said the man, whose name has not been released, was cooking at a mobile home at 392 Rathburn Road when he tossed more meat into the pan.
You know what they say about jumping from the frying pan into the fire.
Kindle Fire panned by ' usability expert,' but will it matter.
Out of someone else's frying pan and into our fire.
(AP) — Fort Lee Fire Chief Tom Bahr says an unattended frying pan and cooking oil caused a fire that killed a soldier and his young daughter.
Prepare a hot charcoal fire, preheat a gas grill to high, or heat a large grill pan over high heat.
Guillermo del Toro, who calls himself "the geek from Guadalajara," fires up a classic cinematic fantasy in Pan's Labyrinth , a film for all ages, as long as they're open to gothic twists that scare them senseless.
"We responded to a call at the new apartments across the bridge after a pan of oil burning on a stove caused a fire," Raymond Fire Department Chief Todd Strozyk told the Herald.