Joanne M. Despres jdespres at MERRIAM-WEBSTER.COM
Fri Feb 6 15:10:16 UTC 2004

I never heard "fireplug" where I grew up (north of Boston).  I haven't
heard it in western MA, either, but can't recall any specific instance
of a local person referring to the thing.  My gut feeling is that it's
probably "fire hydrant" out here, though, too.
Joanne M. Despres, Senior Editor
Merriam-Webster, Inc.
jdespres at

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