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  • The sands were bake-oven hot, but he had gotten used to them by now.

    Joust

  • He stayed in the kitchen, making the slaves nervous, and eating fruit, until the last of the contaminated objects had been reduced to nothing but ashes in the heat of the bake-oven.

    The White Gryphon

  • She pushed past two swinging half-doors into what could only be the kitchen; it was hot as the inside of a bake-oven and overcrowded with people.

    The Lark And The Wren

  • It was light enough in here, though twice as hot as the tavern common room, what with two fires and the brick bake-oven all roaring at once.

    Magic's Promise

  • Having thus saved time and temper, we got on ahead of the crowds, in time to pitch our tent in a cypress grove with good shade, so that we would not come back tired at evening to lie in a bake-oven.

    The Mask of Apollo

  • The noonday sun was hot and the interior of the turnout soon began to take on the semblance of a bake-oven.

    Cap'n Abe, Storekeeper

  • Neither steam-engines nor patent cook-stoves were yet known, as necessary adjuncts to a kitchen; the housewife would have "turned up her nose" in contempt of a bake-oven: would have thrown a "Yankee reflector" over the fence, and branded the innovator with the old-fashioned gridiron.

    Western Characters or Types of Border Life in the Western States

  • The place was like a bake-oven and all the air I received came through a small crack in the floor, and it was not long until I was soaked with perspiration.

    Danger Signals Remarkable, Exciting and Unique Examples of the Bravery, Daring and Stoicism in the Midst of Danger of Train Dispatchers and Railroad Engineers

  • Something like a bake-oven was built, large enough to admit a man lying down.

    Memoirs of the Union's Three Great Civil War Generals

  • After a while, it came back empty and I got on, and when the crowd pushed off on the top level, I put my hamper back on contragravity and towed it out into the outdoor air, which by this time had gotten almost as cool as a bake-oven.

    Four-Day Planet

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