Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An apparatus for utilizing coal-gas, water-gas, or the vapor of gasolene in heating and cooking, by means of small jets. Large gas-stoves are sometimes called gas-ranges.
“They lie repeatedly to the world (whose journalists seem willing to swallow stories and versions of stories as told by Hamas crooks they wouldn't otherwise buy a second hand kitchen gas-stove from).”
“In the hall there was a gas-stove, which was kept burning, and gave a faint glimmer, so that each could see the outline of the other.”
“I never drink any water except that which I have surreptitiously boiled in my own room over a gas-stove.”
“It was a cold, dusty pigsty, with piles of books and papers littered all over the floor, generations of saucepans slumbering in their grease on the rusty gas-stove, the bed never made till afternoon, and everywhere — in every possible place where they could be stepped on or knocked over — tins of paint-fouled turpentine and pots half full of cold black tea.”
“Returning with admirable punctuality at the expiration of the half-hour, Mrs Deane led me to the kitchen, which was roomy, though rather dark, and contained a gas-stove, remarkably dirty, and a dresser chaotically piled with crockery and cooking implements.”
“She lit the gas-stove of imitation logs; Ruggles wheeled a chair in front of it and filled his pipe; from his match she glowed a cigarette, and with a great sigh of relief and tiredness lay back on the sofa.”
“Broiling on a gas-stove is equivalent to broiling over a fire.”
“The gas-stove and other things had disappeared behind the calico curtain.”
“Gas-stoves, also, from the great heat given out, sometimes cause serious accidents; in one instance, a gas-stove set fire to a beam through a two-and-half inch York landing, well bedded in mortar, although the lights were five or six inches above the stone.”
“My elder sister goes quietly upstairs for the bottle of ammoniated quinine; my younger sister explores the recesses of a cupboard for the piece of red flannel to which I have been accustomed; and Emily, the maid, without being instructed, puts the kettle on the gas-stove.”
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