One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A firedog with a hook on its upright for supporting a spit.
- ‘This means cleaning out the old ash from the hearths, making sure they are clean, as are any of the roast spits, making sure the spit dogs are fed, watered and looked after.’
- ‘The hold also boast an extensive kennel set up, where they breed hunting and spit dogs.’
- ‘Only this time, instead of the furry spit dogs, he was lying next to the warm body of a naked woman.’
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