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tribbet

 [cf. OED trivet a stand for a pot placed over a fire; orig. and properly with three feet, now often one or two secured to a grate; cf. Brit. dial. West tribet a trivet or andiron, North trippet an iron grating placed on a fire for pans to rest on EDD; cf. also US Black tribit idem ADD) n. two long iron rods on which a pot is set to cook over a fire.

 2. a raised box filled with sand on which a fire is made for cooking. cf. GALLEY. FIRE-HEARTH, CABOOSE

Tags: noun, tool

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Last update: 2011-09-11 17:35
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.1

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