noun fire·bote
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Definition of firebote



  1. :  the right of a tenant to take from the land occupied by him a reasonable amount of wood for maintaining fires in his house and in the houses of his servants; also :  the wood or fuel used for this purpose

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Origin and Etymology of firebote

Middle English firbote, from fir, fire + bote boot (profit) — more at boot

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a brief usually trivial fact

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