Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A cover, usually a circular disk, fitting an opening in the top of a cooking-stove or range.

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Examples

  • A stove-lid rattled and ashes were stirred to life with a silken slurring.

    Ishmael

  • A stove-lid rattled and ashes were stirred to life with a silken slurring.

    Ishmael

  • QUOTATION: We should be careful to get out of an experience only the wisdom that is in it—and stop there; lest we be like the cat that sits down on a hot stove-lid.

    Mark Twain (1835-1910)

  • She will never sit down on a hot stove-lid again—and that is well; but also she will never sit down on a cold one anymore.

    Mark Twain (1835-1910)

  • She knocked him down with a stove-lid lifter and the

    Roosevelt in the Bad Lands

  • The stove-lid shot so close to my head it was no joke ... it took out the whole window-sash and lit in the outside snow.

    Tramping on Life

  • The stove-lid shot so close to my head it was no joke ... it took out the whole window-sash and lit in the outside snow.

    Tramping on Life An Autobiographical Narrative

  • "Milk what?" he demanded, pausing with stove-lid and lifter raised in his hand, in the half-completed act of putting wood on the fire.

    The Cow Puncher

  • Then the sun showed itself, glowing like a red-hot stove-lid shoved above the horizon.

    'Me--Smith'

  • I ran back to my room and locked myself in, and then stood, armed with the stove-lid lifter, in case it should be Ladley and he should break the door in.

    The Case of Jennie Brice

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