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Andiron vs. Dog — What's the Difference?

Andiron vs. Dog — What's the Difference?

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Andiron

An andiron or firedog, fire-dog or fire dog is a bracket support, normally found in pairs, on which logs are laid for burning in an open fireplace, so that air may circulate under the firewood, allowing better burning and less smoke. They generally consist of a tall vertical element at the front, with at least two legs.
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Dog

The domestic dog (Canis familiaris or Canis lupus familiaris) is a domesticated descendant of the wolf. The dog derived from an ancient, extinct wolf, and the modern grey wolf is the dog's nearest living relative.
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Andiron

One of a pair of metal supports used for holding up logs in a fireplace. Also called dog; also called regionally dog iron, firedog.
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Dog

A domesticated carnivorous mammal (Canis familiaris syn. Canis lupus subsp. familiaris) occurring as a wide variety of breeds, many of which are traditionally used for hunting, herding, drawing sleds, and other tasks, and are kept as pets.
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Andiron

A utensil for supporting wood when burning in a fireplace, one being placed on each side
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Dog

Any of various carnivorous mammals of the family Canidae, such as the dingo.
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Andiron

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

A male animal of the family Canidae, especially of a fox or a domesticated breed.
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Andiron

Metal supports for logs in a fireplace;
The andirons were too hot to touch
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Dog

Any of various other animals, such as the prairie dog.
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Dog

A person
You won, you lucky dog.
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Dog

A person regarded as contemptible
You stole my watch, you dog.
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Dog

A person regarded as unattractive or uninteresting.
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Dog

Something of inferior or low quality
"The President had read the speech to some of his friends and they told him it was a dog" (John P. Roche).
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Dog

An investment that produces a low return or a loss.
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Dog

Dogs(Slang) The feet.
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Dog

See andiron.
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Dog

(Slang) A hot dog; a wiener.
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Dog

Any of various hooked or U-shaped metallic devices used for gripping or holding heavy objects.
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Dog

(Astronomy) A sundog.
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Dog

Totally; completely. Often used in combination
Dog-tired.
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Dog

To track or trail persistently
"A stranger then is still dogging us" (Arthur Conan Doyle).
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Dog

To hold or fasten with a mechanical device
"Watertight doors and hatches were dropped into place and dogged down to give the ship full watertight integrity" (Tom Clancy).
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Dog

To be persistently or inescapably associated with
Questions about his youthful indiscretions dogged him throughout his career.
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Dog

To be recurrently or persistently in the mind; haunt
Despair dogged him in his final years.
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Dog

A mammal of the family Canidae:
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Dog

The species Canis familiaris (sometimes designated Canis lupus familiaris), domesticated for thousands of years and of highly variable appearance because of human breeding.
The dog barked all night long.
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Dog

Any member of the family Canidae, including domestic dogs, wolves, coyotes, jackals, foxes, and their relatives extant and extinct; canid.
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Dog

A male dog, wolf, or fox, as opposed to a bitch or vixen.
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Dog

The meat of this animal, eaten as food:
Did you know that in South Korea, they eat dog?
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Dog

A person:
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Dog

A dull, unattractive girl or woman.
She’s a real dog.
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Dog

(slang) A man, guy, chap.
You lucky dog!
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Dog

(derogatory) Someone who is cowardly, worthless, or morally reprehensible.
Come back and fight, you dogs!
You dirty dog.
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Dog

(slang) A sexually aggressive man.
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Dog

A mechanical device or support:
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Dog

Any of various mechanical devices for holding, gripping, or fastening something, particularly with a tooth-like projection.
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Dog

A click or pallet adapted to engage the teeth of a ratchet wheel, to restrain the back action.
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Dog

A metal support for logs in a fireplace.
The dogs were too hot to touch.
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Dog

(cartomancy) The eighteenth Lenormand card.
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Dog

A hot dog: a frankfurter, wiener, or similar sausage; or a sandwich made from this.
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Dog

Underdog.
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Dog

Foot.
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Dog

(Cockney rhyming slang) (from "dog and bone") Phone or mobile phone.
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Dog

One of the cones used to divide up a racetrack when training horses.
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Dog

(informal) Something that performs poorly.
That modification turned his Dodge hemi into a dog.
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Dog

(film) A flop; a film that performs poorly at the box office.
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Dog

(transitive) To pursue with the intent to catch.
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Dog

(transitive) To follow in an annoying or harassing way.
The woman cursed him so that trouble would dog his every step.
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Dog

To fasten a hatch securely.
It is very important to dog down these hatches.
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Dog

To watch, or participate, in sexual activity in a public place.
I admit that I like to dog at my local country park.
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Dog

To intentionally restrict one's productivity as employee; to work at the slowest rate that goes unpunished.
A surprise inspection of the night shift found that some workers were dogging it.
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Dog

(transitive) To criticize.
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Dog

To divide (a watch) with a comrade.
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Dog

(slang) Of inferior quality; dogshit.
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Dog

A quadruped of the genus Canis, esp. the domestic dog (Canis familiaris).
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Dog

A mean, worthless fellow; a wretch.
What is thy servant, which is but a dog, that he should do this great thing?
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Dog

A fellow; - used humorously or contemptuously; as, a sly dog; a lazy dog.
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Dog

One of the two constellations, Canis Major and Canis Minor, or the Greater Dog and the Lesser Dog. Canis Major contains the Dog Star (Sirius).
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Dog

An iron for holding wood in a fireplace; a firedog; an andiron.
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Dog

A grappling iron, with a claw or claws, for fastening into wood or other heavy articles, for the purpose of raising or moving them.
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Dog

An ugly or crude person, especially an ugly woman.
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Dog

A hot dog.
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Dog

To hunt or track like a hound; to follow insidiously or indefatigably; to chase with a dog or dogs; to worry, as if by dogs; to hound with importunity.
I have been pursued, dogged, and waylaid.
Your sins will dog you, pursue you.
Eager ill-bred petitioners, who do not so properly supplicate as hunt the person whom they address to, dogging him from place to place, till they even extort an answer to their rude requests.
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Dog

A member of the genus Canis (probably descended from the common wolf) that has been domesticated by man since prehistoric times; occurs in many breeds;
The dog barked all night
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Dog

A dull unattractive unpleasant girl or woman;
She got a reputation as a frump
She's a real dog
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Dog

Informal term for a man;
You lucky dog
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Dog

Someone who is morally reprehensible;
You dirty dog
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Dog

A smooth-textured sausage of minced beef or pork usually smoked; often served on a bread roll
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Dog

A hinged catch that fits into a notch of a ratchet to move a wheel forward or prevent it from moving backward
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Dog

Metal supports for logs in a fireplace;
The andirons were too hot to touch
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Dog

Go after with the intent to catch;
The policeman chased the mugger down the alley
The dog chased the rabbit
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