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three-stones

[cf. Krio tri-jayaston 'three fire stone' fireplace, cooking place, eps. of a humble person. Traditionally, in cooking, chunks of wood are placed in the spaces between three large stones, so that the ends that are thrust in meet in the center of the triangle thus formed. The ends which meet meet are lit and the cooking pot is place on the stones above the fire KED; cf. also Haitian twa pye foyer à trois pierres TDKF] n. an outdoor fire for cooking with three large stones to support the pot. <Adelaide, Andros>

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Last update: 2011-07-21 14:25
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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