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a utensil for supporting wood when burning in a fireplace, one being placed on each side; a firedog; as, a pair of andirons.

Origin: oe. Anderne, aunderne, aundyre, OF. Andier, f. Landier, fr. LL. Andena, andela, anderia, of unknown origin. The eng. Was prob. Confused with brand-iron, as. Brand-isen.

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