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Meaning of Franklin stove

Frank'lin stove'

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  1. a cast-iron stove having the general form of a fireplace with enclosed top, bottom, side, and back, the front being completely open or able to be closed by doors.
  2. any of various fireplaces having a cast-iron top, back, and sides, with some provision for circulating air behind them in order to provide heat.
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