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fireplug

Post by Archived Topic » Thu Feb 18, 1999 12:00 am

What is the origin of the word "fireplug"?
Submitted by Frank Model (Dix Hills, NY - U.S.A.)
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Post by Jonathon Green » Thu Feb 18, 1999 8:00 am

The words blends fire and plug, a tap or stopcock.
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