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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR STOVE

When it is cold, the dog finds a spot in front of the stove.

The daily newspaper lay by the stove, with the corner torn accusingly.

Remove from the stove, allow them to cool, and serve with cream.

(b) How should they be adjusted for cooking on top of the stove?

Why do you make such a deafening noise, you pussy cat, there behind the stove?

At last he went towards the bench behind the stove, and put them down on it.

She was at the stove, where an armful of kindling had been set off to take the chill out of the house.

We shipped a heavy sea, that stove our boat, and almost swept the decks.

If baked the day before, heat them on the stove or before the fire.

You may do them either before a clear fire or in the oven of a stove.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-15c., "heated room, bath-room," from Middle Low German or Middle Dutch stove, both meaning "heated room," which was the original sense in English; a general West Germanic word (cf. Old English stofa "bath-room," German Stube "sitting room") of uncertain relationship to similar words in Romance languages (cf. Italian stufa, French étuve "sweating-room;" see stew (v.)). One theory traces them all to Vulgar Latin *extufare "take a steam bath." The meaning "device for heating or cooking" is first recorded 1610s. Stove pipe is recorded from 1690s; as a type of tall cylindrical hat for men, from 1851.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR STOVE

fireplace

nounhearth for burning wood
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