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Definition of "oven-wood" [oven-wood]

  • Brushwood; dead wood fit only for burning. (noun)

The Century Dictionary (Public Domain)

Use "oven-wood" in a sentence
  • "After a fire of oven-wood had flamed for hours in one of those brick chambers, and at last the iron door had been opened and the ashes swept out, the heated interior was ready to receive the meats and breads and pastry, and to bake them "to a turn.""
  • "He was welcome to that, 'cept what might keep me in oven-wood."
  • "But Mr. Janes don't keep me half the time in oven-wood, he's off so much, an 'we was cramped o' room, any way."