Part of speech: noun

The floor of a fireplace; fireside; home. hearthstone.

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Usage examples "hearth":

  1. Sure the wind blew into it, ' says he, 'an' the rain was comin' through the roof, an' there wasn't as much fire on the hearth as 'ud warm a fly itself. - "North, South and Over the Sea", M.E. Francis (Mrs. Francis Blundell).
  2. Now come outside and I'll tell you why I wanted you to sit at that hearth, for luck." - "A Man's Hearth", Eleanor M. Ingram.
  3. Joan was making the evening meal, John sat upon the hearth, and Denas, with her knitting in her hands, was by his side. - "A Singer from the Sea", Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr.