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 for Grate surface
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Grate \Grate\, n. [LL. grata, fr. L. crates hurdle; or It.
     grata, of the same origin. Sae Crate, Hurdle.]
     1. A structure or frame containing parallel or crosed bars,
        with interstices; a kind of latticework, such as is used
        ia the windows of prisons and cloisters. "A secret grate
        of iron bars." --Shak.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. A frame or bed, or kind of basket, of iron bars, for
        holding fuel while burning.
        [1913 Webster]
     Grate surface (Steam, Boiler) the area of the surface of
        the grate upon which the fuel lies in the furnace.
        [1913 Webster]

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