Words and Phrases
ingle

“ingle”

Meaning:

fireplace; hearth

In Literature:

Excerpt from A Winter Night in the North of Ireland by John McKinley

See roun’ the ingle, in a raw
the rural folks sit doon and pass the time awa
in cracks and jokes

Excerpt from Epistle to Mr A. M'Kenzie, Dunover. On the Publication of his Poems by Robert Anderson

Grim Winter’s bleerin’, frightfu’ form
now maks us creep owr ingles warm

Excerpt from Listen Lizie. Lilting to Tobacco by Samuel Thomson

Whan supper’s o’er an’ our blithe fok,
aroun’ the ingle sit an’ joke,
how sweet to tak’ our social smoak,
an’ tell the news;
discord dare never gie a croak
into the house

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