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hearth and home

Family and home; home life. When I was on my grand adventure, there was nothing I missed so much as hearth and home.
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a cricket on the hearth

A sign of good health and good fortune. I'm putting this cricket statuette here because a cricket on the hearth is supposed to bring good luck.
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hearth and home

home and its comforts.
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cricket on the hearth

A symbol of good luck and health. A cricket on the hearth has been a sign of household luck for millennia and in many cultures. Crickets were widely considered to bring good fortune as well as a kind of companionship. Representations of a cricket have long been included as a fireplace decoration. The expression “to find a cricket on the hearth is the luckiest thing of all” comes from Charles Dickens's novella, Cricket on the Hearth.
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The Professor discovered me in the act of crawling across the hearth, and before I could escape he had caught me between his thumb and forefinger.
To have a Cricket on the Hearth, is the luckiest thing in all the world
Sometimes, in the twilight, when I have felt a little solitary and down-hearted, John--before baby was here to keep me company and make the house gay--when I have thought how lonely you would be if I should die; how lonely I should be if I could know that you had lost me, dear; its Chirp, Chirp, Chirp upon the hearth, has seemed to tell me of another little voice, so sweet, so very dear to me, before whose coming sound my trouble vanished like a dream.
Then, Dot--quite well again, she said, quite well again--arranged the great chair in the chimney-corner for her husband; filled his pipe and gave it him; and took her usual little stool beside him on the hearth.
And as he soberly and thoughtfully puffed at his old pipe, and as the Dutch clock ticked, and as the red fire gleamed, and as the Cricket chirped; that Genius of his Hearth and Home (for such the Cricket was) came out, in fairy shape, into the room, and summoned many forms of Home about him.
I looked into the room where I had left her, and I saw her seated in the ragged chair upon the hearth close to the fire, with her back towards me.
ySTANBUL (CyHAN)- Former members of the Ottoman Hearths (Osmanly Ocaklary) -- who resigned from the group after a circular released by the Prime Minister's Office expressed the president's disapproval of the Hearths abusing his name -- are reported to be founding a new pro-government association.
Stone hearths of Manas are considered archaeological monuments.
Putative rock hearths are relatively common archeological features in southeast Kansas and northeast Oklahoma and are referred to in the archeological literature as burned rock features (Thies and Witty, 1992), burned rock complexes (Williams, 1988), and rock concentrations (Baldwin, 1969).
Total fireplace count: 14 Must-see hearth: Built in 1937 by Italian immigrant stonemasons, the central chimney is 98 feet high, with 6 hearths on 2 levels.
Dwelling units recorded herein include well-defined axial features (midpassages) with or without peripheral gravel or stone rings, scattered stone arrangements typically with associated sod overgrowths, well-defined box hearths typically containing boiling stones, linear hearth-row sets, and longhouses (Fig.
A ZENA SAYS: Fireplaces and hearths are covered by building regulations, depending on the type of fire.
Monessen is a supplier of fireplaces, stoves, hearths and related remote technology products.
Haunted Hearths & Sapphic Shades: Lesbian Ghost Stories" is a collection of ghost stories focusing on this particular paranormal phenomena.
By about 750,000 years ago, the inhabitants of a lakeshore in what is now northern Israel had learned to build fires in hearths, a research team contends.