Freezing out on the floes; stewing under their roofs of snow.
On top of this moodiness a violence of temper, a stewing, cursing, fuming about.
All the time it is stewing, continue to shake or move the pan over the fire.
It is grown largely for marketing, and is excellent for soups and stewing.
Bella had early made up her mind that there should be no boiling and stewing and frying in her life.
I believe I've been stewing in a pot while the moon looked so cool.
Large oysters will do for stewing, and by some are preferred; but we love the plump, juicy natives.
They shrieked at beholding their goose vanish in a pot for stewing.
If you hash a cold duck in this manner, a quarter of an hour will be sufficient for stewing it; it having been cooked already.
They require a great deal of stewing, and should be like marmalade when done.
c.1400, "to bathe in a steam bath," from Old French estuver (French étuver) "bathe, stew," of uncertain origin. Common Romanic (cf. Spanish estufar, Italian stufare), possibly from Vulgar Latin *extufare "evaporate," from ex- "out" + *tufus "vapor, steam," from Greek typhos "smoke." Cf. Old English stuf-bæþ "hot-air bath;" see stove. Meaning "to boil slowly, to cook meat by simmering it in liquid" is attested from early 15c. The meaning "to be left to the consequences of one's actions" is from 1650s, from figurative expression to stew in one's own juices. Slang stewed "drunk" first attested 1737.
c.1300, "vessel for cooking," from stew (v.). Later "heated room" (late 14c.). The noun meaning "stewed meat with vegetables" is first recorded 1756; Irish stew is attested from 1814. The obsolete slang meaning "brothel" (mid-14c., usually plural, stews) is from an earlier sense of "public bath house," carried over from Old French and reflecting the reputation of such houses.