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stoke
used in The Poisonwood Bible

5 uses
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Definition
to add fuel or stir a fire to make it burn hotter; or to make feelings stronger
  • We hung our heads, pushed back our chairs, and filed out to help stoke up the firebox in the kitchen house.
    Book 1 — Genesis (93% in)
  • Mother yanked Ruth May out by the arm, pretty hard, when she found her in there; she dreaded that Mama Tataba in one of her energetic fits might stoke up the stove with the baby inside.
    Book 1 — Genesis (78% in)
  • She rolled her eyes whenever she had to undo my mistakes: the tin cans I forgot to wash out and save, the bananas I failed to check for tarantulas, the firebox I once stoked entirely with sticks of bängala—the poisonwood tree!
    Book 2 — Revelation (8% in)
  • She burned two in a row, to be exact—she had the fire in the stove stoked up way too high.
    Book 3 — Judges (40% in)
  • On November 27, very early in the day, probably while I was stoking our woodstove for breakfast, Lumumba escaped.
    Book 4 — Bel and the Serpent (8% in)

There are no more uses of "stoke" in The Poisonwood Bible.

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