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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.

  2. To heat or dry, as in a stove; as, to stove feathers.


vb. (present participle of stove English)

Usage examples of "stoving".

This was the trickiest part of the whole effort, to get close enough alongside the wreck to be able to take off the survivors without stoving in the boat, there were wicked fangs of rock all about the after end of the wreck, while forward, although the forecastle was above the surface at times the forward part of the waist was submerged.

You give us the chart to get the treasure by, and drop shooting poor seamen and stoving of their heads in while asleep.