These days, the word "stove" refers mainly to an appliance in most everyone's kitchen. This piece of kitchen hardware is much more than a "receptacle for fuel in which a fire is made." Most stoves today are powered either by electricity or with natural gas. They usually have an oven which contains one or two adjustable racks on which to place food for baking, and several burners on top intended for heating things contained in pots, pans, skillets, etc.

Although some may think the stove is obsolete, it's just not true! Without a decent stove, you can't:

Bassist, in the prog-indie group Mansun.

Also a song, by The Lemonheads from the album Lovey. Released on the Atlantic label. Running length 3:08

Style

Upbeat rock. The lyrics concern Evan Dando lamenting the loss of his electric stove for a gas one. His stove is left in the front garden, and he feels guilty leaving it there because it's like an old friend to him. It's not clear which drugs Dando was on when he wrote this, and his mental health has often been questioned, but you cannot fault the solo at the end.

Lyrics

The gas man came
Took out our old electric stove.
I helped him carry it.
He told me he had been a prize fighter, once
So I threw him out the door !

He walked back in, we talked matters through
He began
To put the new stove in

But I miss my stove
Sorrow
Call it nerves
It's been replaced I miss my stove
She's all alone
She's right out front
Looks so nice
I'd like guests to know :
I miss my stove.
I feel sad again.

(middle 8 instrumental)
I know I shouldn't think about it anymore.
What's the point, you say ?
But I'm reminded each time I walk out my door
My stove's gone to stay.

He walked back in, we talked matters through
He began
To put the new stove in

But I miss my stove
Sorrow
Call it nerves
It's been replaced I miss my stove
She's all alone
She's right out front
Looks so nice
I'd like guests to know :
I miss my stove.
I feel sad again.

(solo)


I transcribed these lyrics by just listening to the CD over and over. If you think they are wrong, please /msg me. Cheers.

Stove (?),

imp. of Stave.

 

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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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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.

2.

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

 

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