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    by the open fire

    Hi,

    What does this sentence mean?


    They warmed their hands by the open fire


    Can anyone tell me the meaning of "by the open fire"?


    Thanks a lot

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    Re: by the open fire

    Quote Originally Posted by Silverobama View Post
    Hi,

    What does this sentence mean?


    They warmed their hands by the open fire


    Can anyone tell me the meaning of "by the open fire"?


    Thanks a lot
    An open fire is a fire that's not enclosed, like a camp fire.

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    Re: by the open fire

    *Not a teacher

    They started a fire and put their cold hands above the fire to warm up.

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    #4

    Re: by the open fire

    Quote Originally Posted by freezeframe View Post
    An open fire is a fire that's not enclosed, like a camp fire.
    It can be indoors: Afternoon Islay Rainbow - Two weeks on Islay in June 2007, Scotland

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    #5

    Re: by the open fire

    Does it mean "They warmed their hands by closing to a braizer or some heating devices"? Is it possible?


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    Re: by the open fire

    No, a fire is a fire. Not an electric heater or a barbecue grill.

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