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fire hearth

  /haht (Nassau); hahf (Andros, San Sal.); hoyt (Eleu., Mayag.)/ [W Car.; Gul. idem (Parsons 1923:120); OED, the pavement of brick or stone on which a fire is made; a kind of cooking range or stove for ships] n. a raised wooden platform filled with earth on which fires are made for cooking: 1918 De kyat say he'd sit down on de fire-hearth (Parsons 135). Them days we cook with wood and make like a fire hearth, a tabby hearth, and then you put iron so (San Sal.). GALLEY, TR1BBET 2 (Black)



Tags: food, noun

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Last update: 2010-11-28 23:18
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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Comment of Iesha Sargent:
My grandmother is a resident of the South Andros community.She is currently fifty four years old, and an active member of the Smith's Hill association. She is very much familiar with the term fire hearth. As my 'grammy' would use it, "The best potato and cassava bread is made on a fire hearth."
Added at: 2014-03-10 22:23