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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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Some species of pheasant in the genus Lophura; Also: A piece of iron that fits into the back of an open recess in a wall at the base of a chimney where a conflagration can be built to distribute the heat and keep the brick from cracking.

Usage examples (22)
  • Install a fireback - A fireback is a cast iron sheet of metal located just behind the fire.
  • I guess someone had time to write his "fireback" speech for him.
  • Some typical Indochinese birds found here, which are not found west of the Lower Central Plain, include Siamese fireback (Lophura diardi), Indochinese magpie (Cissa...
  • The imperial pheasant (Lophura imperialis) and Edwards's pheasant (L. edwardsi) are critically endangered, and the Vietnamese fireback (L. haitensis) and white-winged... for more
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