hug the hearth

Nastya1976

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Russian
Plase, What means "hug the hearth"?

Source: "She Is Overheard Singing" by Edna St. Vincent Millay

...Oh, Prue she has a patient man,
And Joan a gentle lover,
And Agatha's Arth' is a hug-the-hearth,­—
But my true love's a rover!

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  • Myridon

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    English - US
    From the Word Reference dictionary on "hearth":
    3 this part of a fireplace as a symbol of the home, etc
    In contrast to the rover, the "hug-the-hearth" prefers to stay at home.
     
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