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Right as a Trivet

The trivet is a metallic plate-stand with three legs. Some fasten to the fender and are designed to hold the plate of hot toast, etc. (Anglo-Saxon, thryfot, three-foot, tripod.)

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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