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 for stove
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Hydrocarbon \Hy`dro*car"bon\, n. [Hydro-, 2 + carbon.] (Chem.)
     A compound containing only hydrogen and carbon, as methane,
     benzene, etc.; also, by extension, any of their derivatives.
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     Hydrocarbon burner, furnace, stove, a burner, furnace,
        or stove with which liquid fuel, as petroleum, is used.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Stave \Stave\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Staved (st[=a]vd) or
     Stove (st[=o]v); p. pr. & vb. n. Staving.] [From Stave,
     n., or Staff, n.]
     1. To break in a stave or the staves of; to break a hole in;
        to burst; -- often with in; as, to stave a cask; to stave
        in a boat.
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     2. To push, as with a staff; -- with off.
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              The condition of a servant staves him off to a
              distance.                             --South.
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     3. To delay by force or craft; to drive away; -- usually with
        off; as, to stave off the execution of a project.
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              And answered with such craft as women use,
              Guilty or guiltless, to stave off a chance
              That breaks upon them perilously.     --Tennyson.
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     4. To suffer, or cause, to be lost by breaking the cask.
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              All the wine in the city has been staved. --Sandys.
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     5. To furnish with staves or rundles. --Knolles.
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     6. To render impervious or solid by driving with a calking
        iron; as, to stave lead, or the joints of pipes into which
        lead has been run.
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     To stave and tail, in bear baiting, (to stave) to interpose
        with the staff, doubtless to stop the bear; (to tail) to
        hold back the dog by the tail. --Nares.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Stove \Stove\ (st[=o]v),
     imp. of Stave.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Stove \Stove\, n. [D. stoof a foot stove, originally, a heated
     room, a room for a bath; akin to G. stube room, OHG. stuba a
     heated room, AS. stofe, Icel. stofa a room, bathing room, Sw.
     stufva, stuga, a room, Dan. stue; of unknown origin. Cf.
     Estufa, Stew, Stufa.]
     1. A house or room artificially warmed or heated; a forcing
        house, or hothouse; a drying room; -- formerly,
        designating an artificially warmed dwelling or room, a
        parlor, or a bathroom, but now restricted, in this sense,
        to heated houses or rooms used for horticultural purposes
        or in the processes of the arts.
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              When most of the waiters were commanded away to
              their supper, the parlor or stove being nearly
              emptied, in came a company of musketeers. --Earl of
                                                    Strafford.
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              How tedious is it to them that live in stoves and
              caves half a year together, as in Iceland, Muscovy,
              or under the pole!                    --Burton.
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     2. An apparatus, consisting essentially of a receptacle for
        fuel, made of iron, brick, stone, or tiles, and variously
        constructed, in which fire is made or kept for warming a
        room or a house, or for culinary or other purposes.
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     3. Hence, in modern dwellings: An appliance having a top
        surface with fittings suitable for heating pots and pans
        for cooking, frying, or boiling food, most commonly heated
        by gas or electricity, and often combined with an oven in
        a single unit; a cooking stove. Such units commonly have
        two to six heating surfaces, called burners, even if they
        are heated by electricity rather than a gas flame.
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     Cooking stove, a stove with an oven, opening for pots,
        kettles, and the like, -- used for cooking.
  
     Dry stove. See under Dry.
  
     Foot stove. See under Foot.
  
     Franklin stove. See in the Vocabulary.
  
     Stove plant (Bot.), a plant which requires artificial heat
        to make it grow in cold or cold temperate climates.
  
     Stove plate, thin iron castings for the parts of stoves.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Stove \Stove\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Stoved; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Stoving.]
     1. To keep warm, in a house or room, by artificial heat; as,
        to stove orange trees. --Bacon.
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     2. To heat or dry, as in a stove; as, to stove feathers.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  stove
      n 1: a kitchen appliance used for cooking food; "dinner was
           already on the stove" [syn: stove, kitchen stove,
           range, kitchen range, cooking stove]
      2: any heating apparatus

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  42 Moby Thesaurus words for "stove":
     Seger cone, acid kiln, blast furnace, boiler, bottle-gas stove,
     brickkiln, burner, butane stove, calefactor, caliduct, cement kiln,
     coal furnace, coal stove, cook stove, cooker, cookery, element,
     enamel kiln, furnace, gas jet, gas stove, heater, heating duct,
     jet, kiln, kitchener, limekiln, muffle kiln, oven, pilot light,
     pyrometer, pyrometric cone, range, reverberatory,
     reverberatory kiln, salamander, salamander stove, smelter,
     steam pipe, tewel, tuyere, warmer
  
  

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