Definition of stokehole in English:

stokehole

Line breaks: stoke|hole
Pronunciation: /ˈstəʊkhəʊl
 
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noun

  • A space in front of a furnace in which a stoker works.
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    • As he indicates, her ‘whole personality’ is ‘crushed’ in the stokehole.
    • Despite Mildred's claims of sincerity, her aunt scornfully refers to her as ‘artificial’ in her social concern and a ‘poser’ in her expressed desire to find a ‘new thrill’ and ‘touch life’ by visiting the stokehole.
    • The play's opening scene presents life in the cramped stokehole, where ‘the ceiling crushes down on the men's heads’ and the attitudes of the stooping, proto-simian workers suggest beasts in a cage, ‘imprisoned by white steel.’

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