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[fahyuh r-pleys] /ˈfaɪərˌpleɪs/

the part of a chimney that opens into a room and in which fuel is burned; hearth.
any open structure, usually of masonry, for keeping a , as at a campsite.
an open recess in a wall of a room, at the base of a chimney, etc, for a fire; hearth
(Austral) an authorized place or installation for outside cooking, esp by a roadside

c.1700, from fire (n.) + place (n.).


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