Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The horizontal shelf or ledge which in some stoves lies outside and in front of the grate containing the fuel.
“An 'you tell him I've got his dinner down on the stove-hearth, 'twixt plates, a-keepin' it hot for him.”
“Uncle Rufus, his feet on the stove-hearth, was sleeping in his old armchair, waiting up for them.”
“Mr. Reed, lately arrived from Illinois, was now sitting with his feet on the stove-hearth and so close to the coals that the cabin was strong with the odour of frying rubber, and declaring modestly:”
“Wallie reflected, as he sat with his feet on the stove-hearth overflowing with ashes, that when it came to the "forcemeat" he was”
“He sat down, leaned his bruised head upon his palms, and spat morosely into the stove-hearth.”
“He stuck a blazing match to the letter and watched it crumple to ashes on the rusty stove-hearth.”
“Brushed off the stove-hearth softly, and peered in”
“His brother-in-law pulled off his boots after dinner, and put up his stocking-feet on the stove-hearth to warm them.”
“Mrs. O'Clarence fell over a chair that cost eight dollars when new, and struck the back of her head against the stove-hearth with a violence that added materially to the display of fireworks already going on.”
“I had only to place a teaspoonful of powdered chlorate of potash and sugar on the stove-hearth near a few shavings and kindling, and at the required time make the clock, through a simple arrangement, touch the inflammable mixture with a drop of sulphuric acid.”
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