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hearth

noun [C] uk   /hɑːθ/ us    /hɑːrθ/
the area around a fireplace or the area of floor in front of it: A bright fire was burning in the hearth. literary a home, especially when seen as a place of comfort and love: They were reluctant to leave hearth and home.
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