stoof, noun

Origin:
Dutch
historical
komfoor sense b.
1910 D. Fairbridge That Which Hath Been (1913) 192A slave hastened in from the kitchen with a fresh shovelful of burning charcoal to replenish the stoof under his feet.
1934 Cape Argus 21 June (Swart)On a chilly night in those old houses, if there were no fire-places built into the room, a ‘stoof’ used to be produced for heating purposes.
komfoorb.

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