Fire-pot

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Fire-pot an earthen pot filled with combustibles, used in military operations
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. fýr; Ger. feuer; Gr. pyr.

Usage

In literature:

To the right of the fire-place was the stone sink, with shelves above it on which was a brilliant array of polished copper and tin pots and pans.
"The Christmas Kalends of Provence" by Thomas A. Janvier
Mollie and Grace were making the fire, while Amy was washing out the pot, and putting some ground coffee in it.
"The Outdoor Girls in a Winter Camp" by Laura Lee Hope
A fire was burning, and a pot of rice simmering over the flame.
"Jack Haydon's Quest" by John Finnemore
Twenty minutes later, the water in a large pot hanging over the fire was boiling.
"A Final Reckoning" by G. A. Henty
With the fire well under way, he took the coffee-pot to get water from the river, and left her to fry the bacon.
"Riders of the Silences" by John Frederick
To the woman it was a possible pot to boil things in if they could get a fire and things to boil.
"The Beach of Dreams" by H. De Vere Stacpoole
A fire was kindled, and on this the pot was placed.
"The Belief in Immortality and the Worship of the Dead, Volume I (of 3)" by Sir James George Frazer
The boys were trampling down the fire while the girls began stowing the cups and coffee-pot into a basket.
"Grace Harlowe's Plebe Year at High School" by Jessie Graham Flower
They went ashore to eat their lunch, Lil Artha begging that they have a small fire and make a pot of coffee.
"Afloat" by Alan Douglas
When she had quite a little heap she made a fire with the coals they carried in the pot.
"The Master-Knot of Human Fate" by Ellis Meredith
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In poetry:

A dressed man and a naked man
Stood by the kip-house fire,
Watching the sooty cooking-pots
That bubble on the wire;
"A Dressed Man" by George Orwell
I have no silver-saddled horse to ride,
no inheritance to live on,
neither riches no real-estate —
a pot of honey is all I own.
A pot of honey
red as fire!
"About My Poetry" by Nazim Hikmet
"Ah! who can see, and seeing not admire,
Whene'er she sets the pot upon the fire?
Her hands outshine the fire and redder things;
Her eyes are blacker than the pot she brings.
"Colemira. A Culinary Eclogue" by William Shenstone
A horse, may a good stallion prove, when blind —
A fallen proof, may to the fire be thrown —
Some use, one for a broken pot may find —
But nought can, with an idle priest, be done.
"The Duty Of Clergymen" by Rees Prichard

In news:

Electrical Fire Leads to Discovery of Hundreds of Pot Plants in Basement of Restaurant on MLK.
It will be the kind of weekend that makes you want to stay inside and fire up the crock pot .
Fire up the Crock-Pot for this awesome family dinner (or lunch) recipe that's perfect comfort food for the colder weather months.
Gillibrand, Bishop Call for Nationwide Recall of Fire Pot Fuel.
Can flower pot cause house fire.
Des Moines fire officials said a flower pot spontaneously combusted Wednesday, causing more than $80,000 in damage to a home.
A massive pot-growing operation went up in smoke yesterday when fire erupted in a Bronx house where a cache of guns was also found, officials said.
Central freshman Abby Ragsdale, 14, cleans her pot after it was fired in a Raku kiln outside Central High School.
Homeowner bound with duct tape and shots fired in San Juan Ridge pot rip-off.
You'll need a kiln to fire and harden your pot.
Then came the idea of the stem as the more permanent smokestack and the flower as the fire, or the flower pot as permanence and the floral thing coming out of it as more transient.
Chris Kutsor suffered severe burns after a fire pot filled with fire gel exploded at his Madison home in May 2011.
A flash explosion from a small fire pot that badly burned a young Madison man in May 2011 is the subject of a lawsuit filed in federal court in Madison County.
Cowboys hung out by the fire, boiled water in a pot and threw grinds in.
Olentangy firing teacher over homegrown pot.
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