trivet

Part of speech: noun

A three legged stand, as for kettles or hot irons.

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Usage examples "trivet":

  1. About twelve a Clock at night kindle a good fire of Charcoal, and set a large Trivet over it. - "The Closet of Sir Kenelm Digby Knight Opened", Kenelm Digby.
  2. But I got 'em into the armory, and I said, what amounted to this, I says: 'This visit ain't off; Boston is right as a trivet, and wants us! - "Life on the Stage", Clara Morris.
  3. I'm all as right as a trivet, M'riar. - "When Ghost Meets Ghost", William Frend De Morgan.