Foot stove


  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Foot stove a small box, with an iron pan, to hold hot coals for warming the feet.
    • Foot stove See under Foot.
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In literature:

The foot stoves, she said, would make it very comfortable for them.
"Rollo in Holland" by Jacob Abbott
Then she told Dinah to slip the soapstone in the foot-stove, and drew the long stockings up over her knees.
"A Little Girl in Old Boston" by Amanda Millie Douglas
If I had my way, I'd have it printed in gold letters a foot long, and sot up before every cook-stove in the land.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 14, No. 85, November, 1864" by Various
Josiah carried a lantern, and little Benjamin the foot stove with the coals.
"True to His Home" by Hezekiah Butterworth
She turned from the stove at the sound of a foot-fall.
"A Cousin's Conspiracy" by Horatio Alger
Guess the only tire I'll feel'll come when I can't set foot to the ground, an' ain't the strength to kindle a stove or scrub a floor.
"The Watchers of the Plains" by Ridgewell Cullum
A stove in one room could be used to keep it as warm as toast when foot-long lengths of wood were fed to its capacious maw.
"The Banner Boy Scouts Snowbound" by George A. Warren
With a single thrust of his foot he sent the stove crashing into the middle of the floor.
"The Country Beyond" by James Oliver Curwood
McAlpin, behind the stove, hopped first on one foot and then on the other as de Spain recklessly continued to pour.
"Nan of Music Mountain" by Frank H. Spearman
I want a new foot-stove.
"Daughters of the Revolution and Their Times" by Charles Carleton Coffin

In news:

Officials say Url tossed his foot in the stove to make sure doctors could not reattach it to his leg.