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

  Trivet \Triv"et\, n. [Probably through French fr. L. tripes,
     -edis, three-footed; tri- (see Tri-)+ pes, pedis, foot: cf.
     F. tr['e]pied. See Foot, and cf. Tripod.]
     1. A tree-legged stool, table, or other support; especially,
        a stand to hold a kettle or similar vessel near the fire;
        a tripod. [Written also trevet.]
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     2. A weaver's knife. See Trevat. --Knight.
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     Trivet table, a table supported by three legs. --Dryden.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a three-legged metal stand for supporting a cooking vessel
           in a hearth
      2: a stand with short feet used under a hot dish on a table

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  64 Moby Thesaurus words for "trivet":
     andiron, chain, clover, coal tongs, crane, crook, damper,
     deuce-ace, fire hook, fire tongs, firedog, grate, grating, grid,
     griddle, gridiron, grill, griller, leash, lifter, poker, pothook,
     salamander, set of three, shamrock, spit, tercet, ternary, ternion,
     terzetto, three, threesome, tierce, tongs, trefoil, trey, triad,
     trialogue, triangle, tricorn, trident, triennium, trihedron,
     trilogy, trimester, trine, trinity, trinomial, trio, triphthong,
     triple crown, triple threat, triplet, triplopy, tripod, triptych,
     trireme, triseme, triskelion, trisul, triumvirate, triunity,
     troika, turnspit

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