from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One of the plates or lids serving to cover the apertures in the top of a cooking-stove; a griddle.
- n. Same as stove-hearth.
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A curious early stove-plate in an American collection, dated 1736, has upon it a scene known as "the dance after the wedding."
He shut it up, returned it to his pocket, and clasped his hands about his knees, while he fixed his eyes on the glimmer of red showing itself through a crack in a stove-plate.