from The 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.


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  • 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).

    On Thursday, the Legg report will be published along with...

  • 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.

    John Caldigate

  • I never drink any water except that which I have surreptitiously boiled in my own room over a gas-stove.

    Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine

  • 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.

    Burmese Days

  • 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.

    Crime On the Coast

  • 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.

    Impressions of a War Correspondent

  • Broiling on a gas-stove is equivalent to broiling over a fire.

    The Art of Living in Australia ; together with three hundred Australian cookery recipes and accessory kitchen information by Mrs. H. Wicken

  • The gas-stove and other things had disappeared behind the calico curtain.

    The Witness

  • 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.

    Fire Prevention and Fire Extinction

  • 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.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 147, November 4, 1914


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