DSL - SND1 STOVE, n., v. Sc. usages:
I. n. 1. A steam, a fume, a state of great heat or high temperature. Phr. a stove o' sickness, a bout of feverishness (Abd. 1825 Jam.).
*Rxb. 1821 A. Scott Poems 31:
On simmer faugh, in scorchin heat, Oft have I drudged in stove o' sweat.
2. (1) A mist or vapour rising from the ground. Dim. stovie, -y in combs. startle o' stovie, stertlin' stovy, a shimmer of heat in the atmosphere near the ground. See
[STARTLE], v., 3.; (2) a steamy odour or atmosphere, an exhalation.
(2) *Uls. 1897 S. MacManus A Lad of the O'Friels xvi.:
A stove of whiskey that would knock ye down.
3. A stew (in cooking). Also attrib. as in stove tatas (see II. 1.). Phr. on the stove, of a pot or its contents: stewing, simmering (Slg. 1942).
*Per. 1737 Ochtertyre Ho. Bk. (S.H.S.) 147:
Dinner a stove foulls in it.
*Sc. 1743 Household Bk. Lady G. Baillie (S.H.S.) 279:
6 ounces pruens for Cockaleekie or stove.
*Rxb. c.1800 Mem. S. Sibbald (Hett 1926) 203:
Then after we ha' oure Mart, than we ha' stove tatas. That's when they're pet in the pot wi'out water, wi' a bit shuet, some sibies, an' a pickle saut.
*Sh. 1869 J. T. Reid Art Rambles 62:
A savoury dish of ``stove'', made of five or six fat newly-slaughtered sheep.
*Sc. 1909 Cookery Bk. Lady Clark of Tillypronie (Frere) 357:
Lamb's stove. Clean and blanch the lamb's head; stew it in broth.
II. v. 1. tr. (1) To stew (in cooking) (Sc. 1808 Jam.; Bwk. 1942 Wettstein; Sh., Bnf., Abd., Ayr., Bwk. 1971). Also in n.Eng. dial. Pa.p. stoved, -en, now esp. of potatoes (see 1909 quot. and stovies below), vbl.n. stov(e)ing, as in comb. stoveing pigg, -pott, a dish for stewing, a casserole. Also intr.
*Sc. 1728 Ramsay Poems (S.T.S.) II. 149:
The Stov'd or Roasted we afford, Are aft great Strangers on our Board.
*Sc. 1736 Mrs. McLintock Receipts 15:
Put them [pears] in a Stoup, stove them tender.
*Sc. 1737 Medical Essays (2nd ed.) II. 293:
His Food was chiefly Bread-berry, stoved Barley, and Bread soaked in Tea.
*Ork. 1747 P. Ork. A.S. XII. 49-51:
12 earthe stoveing piggs with covers smal and great. . . . 3 earthen stoveing potts.
*Hdg. 1821 W. Smith Orig. Poems 88:
Syne sent it [a turbot] to Rob M --- y's oven And weel had Rob the birkie stoven The skin was crimp.
*Sc. 1826 M. Dods Manual II. 71:
Cut down all the ingredients, and put them in a jar; cover it close, and set it in an oven or over a stove for a half hour; add the boiling water, and let the preparation stove slowly till wanted.
*Sc. 1844 G. Outram Lyrics (1874) 16:
Stove him [a fish] weel wi' wine an' spice, And butter in the bree.
*Ayr. 1867 J. K. Hunter Artist's Life 9:
She gave me my dinner of stoved potatoes.
*Fif. 1896 A. M. Houston Auchterderran (1924) 135:
A spoonful of cold stoved potatoes.
*Arg. 1901 N. Munro Doom Castle iii.:
There was beef padovies and stoved howtowdies.
*Sc. 1909 Cookery Bk. Lady Clark of Tillypronie (Frere) 532:
Scotch Stoved Potatoes. Peel them, and put in a pan with about 2 tablespoonfuls of water. Sprinkle them with a little salt and add a tiny bit of butter here and there. Cover close and simmer till soft and melted.
*Rxb. 1927 E. C. Smith Braid Haaick 13:
Kitcheen-fei was especially used when ``stoavin taatihs.''
*Sc. 1949 A. K. Taylor From Gsw. Slum to Fleet Street 15:
``Stoved tatties'' . . . a great potful of potatoes and onions, with a little fat at the bottom, and tuppence worth of bitties (little bits of meat), and browned to the colour of toasted scones.
Hence in reduced dim. forms stovie, -y tatties (Bwk. 1942 Wettstein), stovy (Rxb. 1942 Zai), stovocks, stovers (Edb. 1971), stovies (Gen.Sc.), = stoved potatoes above.
*Wgt. 1877 G. Fraser Sketches 366:
``What dae ee get tae yer denner?'' ``Stovocks.''
*Sc. 1895-6 Royal Caled. Curling Club Annual 120:
The savoury stovies are simmerin grand.
*Per. 1907 Ochtertyre Ho. Bk. (S.H.S.) 258:
Stovies, potatoes stewed fine with dripping or fat bacon, onions and spice, and served hot.
*Rxb. 1921 Kelso Chron. (8 April) 4:
A dinner usual in pig killing seasons had for ingredients, sliced potatoes, onions and spare parts of pork disposed in layers. This dish was called `stovie tatties.'
*Abd. 1953 People's Journal (14 Nov.):
I wasn't long in discovering there are two varieties of `stovies', the `barfit' and the `high-heelers'. The `barfit' ones, as their name implies, consisted of roast fat, onions and seasoned potatoes, whereas the `high-heelers' contained plenty of left-over meat.
(2) to steam (cloth) in bleaching.
*s.Sc. 1809 T. Donaldson Poems 136:
Stoving them [blankets] `s the warst o' a', An' staps my breath.
2. intr. To steam, to emit vapour; of smoke: to billow, pour out in clouds; to reek with liquor. Hence stovin, drunk (Gsw. 1960 People's Jnl. (1 Oct.) 6; Slg., wm.Sc. 1971).
*Sc. 1756 M. Calderwood Journey (M.C.) 164:
A long table where the carles smoak, so that, when a scoot passes, you see the smoak stoving out at the windows.
*wm.Sc. 1841 Whistle-Binkie 107:
Wi' gude whisky toddy a' stovin'.
*Fif. 1864 W. D. Latto T. Bodkin xxix.:
I had the kettle stovin' an' reekin' like a steam engine.
*Gsw. 1884 H. Johnston Martha Spreull 141:
Stovin' wi' drink from the hour she entered the place.
*Arg. 1914 N. Munro New Road xviii.:
The man's fair stoving wi' MacShimi's drink.
*Fif. 1932 People's Journal (6 Aug.):
Those pie-boys were a weekly feature of life in Newburgh sixty years ago. As they went about the streets selling their wares on Saturday nights they say the refrain: Buy my lot penny pies, Stovin' and reekin', Hettin' and pipin'.
*Gsw. 1936 F. Niven Old Soldier x.:
I could smell him fair stoving with liquor.
[O.Sc. stove, to take a steam-bath, 1456, to stew, 1631.]