from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A stove that burns oil (such as kerosine) for heating or cooking.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A small stove in which oil is used as fuel, with either flat or circular wicks.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. heater that burns oil (as kerosine) for heating or cooking


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  • In the fender was a battered tin oilstove, a saucepan, and two cups, provided by Mr Charrington.

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  • The oilstove was a blessing, despite its sickening odor, and only the piled-up snow kept the small tent from being blown to ribbons.

    Colorado Jim

  • Julia woke up, rubbed her eyes, and raised herself on her elbow to look at the oilstove.

    Nineteen Eighty-four

  • Ancient oil lamps stood on two tables in the room, and in a recess there was an oilstove with a saucepan on top.

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  • He opened the window, lit the dirty little oilstove and put on a pan of water for coffee.

    Nineteen Eighty-Four

  • Good, ’ she said without much interest, and almost immediately knelt down beside the oilstove to make the coffee.

    Nineteen Eighty-Four

  • When they partook of the evening meal -- a sickly concoction of beans and coffee, or canned meat, and nestled down inside the bearskin sleeping-bags beside the eternal oilstove, his deep voice growled:

    Colorado Jim

  • The kitchen was about as big as a good-sized packing box and Jed, standing over the oilstove, could reach any shelf in sight without moving.


  • This drum is roller coaster above the solar meltwater oilstove and filled with unheated water of hydration.

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