Definition of "foot-stove" [foot-stove]

  • A contrivance for warming the feet; a foot-warmer; specifically, a perforated tin or sheet-iron box with a wooden frame, provided with a pan for live coals in a bed of ashes, formerly carried by women to church in cold weather. (noun)

The Century Dictionary (Public Domain)

Use "foot-stove" in a sentence
  • "Notwithstanding the cold, the baroness had her chair brought out so as to watch him working, and then her foot-stove, for her feet were freezing."
  • "At the foot of each chair was a large copper foot-stove."
  • ""Master Broom," he resumed, "I warn thee that boys who are in the habit of putting snuff upon the foot-stove of the school-mistress may one day be discovered, and receive a flogging --""