dog-iron

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n dog-iron metal supports for logs in a fireplace "the andirons were too hot to touch"
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The average human body contains enough: iron to make a 3 inch nail,sulfur to kill all fleas on an average dog, carbon to make 900 pencils, potassium to fire a toy cannon, fat to make 7 bars of soap, phosphorous to make 2,200 match heads, and water to fill a ten-gallon tank.
    • n dog-iron A short bar of iron or steel, bent near its ends at right angles into the shape of a square Z or a capital E, and pointed at the ends so that it may be driven into timber or logs: used as a cramp.
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Usage

In literature:

Creepers were low irons placed between the great fire-dogs.
"Customs and Fashions in Old New England" by Alice Morse Earle
Iron implements for hauling timber along: made by connecting two common dogs by a ring through the eyes.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
It was some sort of a slot machine in the shape of a little iron dog.
"The Little Colonel's Christmas Vacation" by Annie Fellows Johnston
Have the great oak log, iron fire dog.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
IRON period, in Europe, dog of, i.
"The Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication, Volume II (of 2)" by Charles Darwin
No, I shall never find another listener as satisfactory as the iron dog.
"Wild Oranges" by Joseph Hergesheimer
And a very comfortable tea there was set out on the old oak table in front of the large fireplace where the dog-irons were.
"The Humourous Story of Farmer Bumpkin's Lawsuit" by Richard Harris
He held it hisself, standing as still as an iron dog on a lawn, like he knew all the people was looking at him.
"The Boy Scout and Other Stories for Boys" by Richard Harding Davis
Behind the wrought-iron fence, to the right of the house, the dogs watched him approach.
"The Mighty Dead" by William Campbell Gault
Don't blame him: a cast-iron bull-dog might have fainted.
"Devil Stories" by Various
One day Whiting advised her to get out in the air, and the Scrap Iron Kid volunteered to take her for a dog ride.
"The Crimson Gardenia and Other Tales of Adventure" by Rex Beach
They had big brass dog-irons that could hold up a saw-log.
"The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" by Mark Twain
Reckless of himself, he was equally reckless of his dogs, led by the iron Fleur.
"The Whelps of the Wolf" by George Marsh
The log is held on a carriage by means of iron dogs while it is being worked into lumber.
"Cordwood" by Edgar Wilson (Bill) Nye
Here, even on the hottest day, two or three logs burnt upon old-fashioned iron dogs.
"Maori and Settler" by G. A. Henty
It's like red-hot irons going into my flesh; but kill your mad dog, they say, and there's no harm done.
"The Mynns' Mystery" by George Manville Fenn
He next attacked the doors and windows, banging at them with the iron dog which he had taken from the fender.
"The Golden Triangle" by Maurice Leblanc
Then he opened the iron gate of the dog's kennel.
"The Drunkard" by Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull
Fire-dogs, fender and fire-irons hammered from steel.
"The Broken Thread" by William Le Queux
The dog-irons, which had stood watch over the home-fire of generations of his name and blood, were rusted.
"The Weird Sisters, Volume I (of 3)" by Richard Dowling
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In poetry:

Wash, iron, and scrub,
Walk the dog around—
It was too much,
Nearly broke me down.
"Madam And Her Madam" by Langston Hughes
Death, even for a godlike scion,
Is a hard law, as hard as iron!
It is all one to breathe one's last
A lad or an old man bypast,
But not the same to die a lion
Or a poor dog chained fast.
"Decebal to his people" by George Cosbuc
Hie at him, dogs! one bullet cannot kill a foe so grim;
The God of battles nerve a Man to grapple now with him,--
And straight between his hugging arms I plunge my whetted knife,
Ha -- ha! it splits his iron heart, and drinks the ruddy life!
"Adventure" by Martin Farquhar Tupper

In news:

The director of the Iron Dog snowmachine race is looking at finish line options if open water on the Chena River prevents the use of Pike's Landing at Fairbanks.
BETHESDA, MD— Iridium provided real-time satellite data links to track the location and movement of teams participating in the 2007 Tesoro Iron Dog snowmobile race.
'Walking Dead's' Sarah Wayne Callies, IronE Singleton on Lori and T-Dog's Heartbreaking Fates.
'Walking Dead's' Melissa McBride, IronE Singleton Talk New Roles for Carol, T-Dog.
Big Jim & Stacy Lee talked with Irone Singleton, he plays T-Dog on the series.
There's a competition for everything, I guess—ugliest dog, extreme ironing, worm charming—but it never crossed my mind that somewhere, some people are going head-to-head over beer pouring.
REVIEWS Iron & Wine, 'The Shepherd's Dog.
Iron Dog+The Home of Easy Credit.
The 2011 Iron Dog Race.
Davis, Palin To Ride Ski-Doos In 2013 Iron Dog.
Two of the most decorated racers in the history of the Iron Dog snowmachine race are switching brands for the 2013 event.
Shelter dogs prefer Mozart over Iron Maiden .
Shelter dogs prefer Mozart over Iron Maiden.
Spyder Baybie Raw Dog and 2% Muck are an ironic, rap duo fronted by Bight Club's Jeremy Nutzman and local producer Eric Muchow.
80 Riders Signed Up for 2013 Iron Dog Race.
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