A stove or furnace that burns fuel in a chamber at the base which is replenished from above by means of a hopper.
- By a huge stove, called a base burner, in the living room of the house sat the daughter reading a book.
- Then off the main room was a little closet in which there was a wash stand and pail of water, and in this closet was piled the coal for use in the base burner in the office.
- At night, we used kerosene lamps; Grandma and we kids would all sit around the base burner, drinking coffee or hot cocoa, while Grandma read the ‘thrillers.’
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