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[ing-guh l] /ˈɪŋ gəl/

noun, Chiefly British Dialect.
a fire burning in a hearth.
a fireplace; hearth.
(archaic or dialect) a fire in a room or a fireplace

“fireplace,” c.1500, from Scottish, probably from Gaelic aingeal “fire,” of uncertain origin. The vogue for Scottish poetry in late 18c. introduced ingleside, ingle-nook to literary English.


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