from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A coal stove with a hopper that replenishes itself from above as lower layers of fuel are consumed.
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- noun A type of
stovethat automatically re-adds coal, when needed, to the base using a hopper.
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The boys established themselves on the couch back of the baseburner.
In the sitting room, around the baseburner stove, were three persons -- Captain Cy, Bos'n, and Phoebe.
Austen and Sir Roger de Coverley and the knitting of pale-blue tea cosies are all of life -- who like mild twilight with the children singing hymns at the piano and the husband coming home to find his slippers set up against the baseburner.
Everything about her house is modern " hand-painted china, souvenirs from the Columbian Exposition, beaded portieres, shining baseburner stoves, gas lights, a telephone on the wall.