The poker ( Ukrainian poker, kotsyuba , Polish. Koczarga ) - a tool made of iron or other fire-resistant material to move burning wood and coal in the furnace of the furnace . Usually it is a thick iron rod about 50-100 cm long, bent at the end at a right angle.
Also in ancient times it was called a burn - a wooden stick, burned at one end. She in the Russian villages stirred the coals in the furnaces, raked the ashes , and if necessary it could be used as a smoking torch to light the hut.
The poker in art
|But, as the black iron leg ran, jumped the poker ...Korney Chukovsky , “Fedorino woe”, 1926)|
|The secretary immediately began to incline this word. Who what? - the poker ... Who, what? - poker ... Who, what? - the poker ... But, having reached the plural, the secretary faltered and said that the plural is spinning in his head, but now he cannot remember himMikhail Zoshchenko. "Poker"|
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