Cresset

Cres'set noun [ Old French crasset , cresset , sort of lamp or torch; perhaps of Dutch or German origin, and akin to English cruse , French creuset crucible, E. crucible .] 1. An open frame or basket of iron, filled with combustible material, to be burned as ...
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Cresset

• (n.) An open frame or basket of iron, filled with combustible material, to be burned as a beacon; an open lamp or firrepan carried on a pole in nocturnal processions. • (n.) A small furnace or iron cage to hold fire for charring the inside of a cask, and making the staves flexible.
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Cresset

A cresset is a basket of open iron-work in which wood or coal is burned as a beacon. Formerly the cresset was used where lighthouses are now erected. The name was also given in the middle ages and later indifferently to the fixed candlesticks in great halls and churches and to lamps or fire-pans suspended on pivots and carried on poles in processio...
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cresset

kitchen utensil for setting over a fire
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cresset

iron basket for burning oil to provide light
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Cresset

A cresset is a metal cup or basket, often mounted to or suspended from a pole, containing oil, pitch, a rope steeped in rosin or something flammable. They are burned as a light or beacon. Cressets mounted on the walls of Renaissance palaces in Italy were the first form of street lighting. The term can also refer to a lamp where the wick burns in a...
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