from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A stove or oven in which formerly gunpowder was dried after granulation by cautiously regulated radiation from surfaces of heated iron: a process now replaced by the use of steam-pipes. Also, by ellipsis, gloom.


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  • For drying gunpowder granules. Kind of like toasting sesame seeds or kasha. When you get it too hot it becomes a Kaboom!-stove.

    January 23, 2013