from The 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.


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  • "An 'you tell him I've got his dinner down on the stove-hearth, 'twixt plates, a-keepin' it hot for him."

    How Janice Day Won

  • Uncle Rufus, his feet on the stove-hearth, was sleeping in his old armchair, waiting up for them.

    The Corner House Girls at School

  • 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:

    The Dude Wrangler

  • Wallie reflected, as he sat with his feet on the stove-hearth overflowing with ashes, that when it came to the "forcemeat" he was

    The Dude Wrangler

  • He sat down, leaned his bruised head upon his palms, and spat morosely into the stove-hearth.

    The Uphill Climb

  • He stuck a blazing match to the letter and watched it crumple to ashes on the rusty stove-hearth.

    Winning the Wilderness

  • Brushed off the stove-hearth softly, and peered in

    A Child-World

  • His brother-in-law pulled off his boots after dinner, and put up his stocking-feet on the stove-hearth to warm them.

    The Minister's Charge

  • 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.

    They All Do It; or, Mr. Miggs of Danbury and his Neighbors Being a Faithful Record of What Befell the Miggses on Several Important Occasions ...

  • 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.

    The Story of My Boyhood and Youth


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