Forestick
Forestick \Fore"stick`\, n. Front stick of a hearth fire. [1913 Webster]

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  • forestick — /fawr stik , fohr /, n. the front log in a wood fire, as in a fireplace. [1785 95, Amer.; FORE + STICK1] * * * …   Universalium

  • forestick — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun Etymology: fore + stick : the front log of an open log fire (as in a fireplace) in which the main logs are parallel in arrangement * * * /fawr stik , fohr /, n. the front log in a wood fire, as in a fireplace. [1785 95, Amer.;… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Backlog — Back log (b[a^]k l[o^]g ; 115), n. [Back, a. + log.] 1. A large stick of wood, forming the back of a fire on the hearth. Contrasted to {forestick}. [U.S.] [1913 Webster] There was first a backlog, from fifteen to four and twenty inches in… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • backlog — /bak lawg , log /, n., v., backlogged, backlogging. n. 1. a reserve or accumulation, as of stock, work, or business: a backlog of business orders. 2. a large log at the back of a hearth to keep up a fire. Cf. forestick. v.t. 3. to hold in reserve …   Universalium

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