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steam heat

heat obtained by the circulation of steam in pipes, radiators, etc.
Origin of steam heat
1815-25 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • Sometimes a blast of steam-heat was the method used for the destruction of the chrysalis.

    The Story of Silk Sara Ware Bassett
  • She was sitting there, looking at the fireplace that the steam-heat rendered so unnecessary.

    Wanted: A Cook Alan Dale
  • They may not have all the advantages of steam-heat, but they got a look about 'em—the Home-Idee.

    A Crooked Mile Oliver Onions
  • "We have steam-heat and sun-sets," I might tell him—just for a beginning.

    The Crow's Nest Clarence Day, Jr.
  • She was a disbeliever in colds, anyhow, and all winter long she slept with the windows open and the steam-heat off!

    Where There's A Will Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • It is such a bitter frost outside; a pail of coal is so dear, and you got it so warm with steam-heat.

  • I could see that she hadn't been brought up on steam-heat and cold storage, but had grown into a woman by the sea-shore.

    Man Overboard! F(rancis) Marion Crawford
  • He: "But I've known cases of love in a four-room flat, with steam-heat and all improvements."

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