One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A protective screen placed in front of an open fire.
- ‘Protect that delicate skin from the heat of a real fire with a metal or wooden fire screen in various designs.’
- ‘This is a heavy three panel fire screen made from wrought iron with black mesh.’
- ‘He also designed eminently practical and sleek kettles, firedogs, fenders, and fire screens.’
- ‘The fire screen normally protects the home from leaping embers.’
- ‘Have your chimney swept regularly, use a fire screen, and burn only seasoned wood.’
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