from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A gas-stove with asbestos spread over the burners, so as to form an incandescent radiator.
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But for the small fact that he hates with a sickening hatred the hypocrisy and class cruelty, he would really accept and admire the bathroom and the bicycle and asbestos-stove, having no memory of rivers or of roaring fires.
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