Before that, there were coordinated "warm-up" acts that stoked the fires of anti-Israel sentiment.
I was stoked that we were able to get together to put out Rkives.
For decades now, hawks like Kristol and groups like AIPAC have stoked American Jewish fears of a second Holocaust.
Each new incident has stoked long-running fears that the war in Syria will eventually draw its neighbors in.
Pope Francis's trip to Brazil this week has captured hearts and minds as well as stoked pride among officialdom in Rio de Janeiro.
Then he stoked the fire, blew it, and set them all round it to warm themselves.
He lighted up the furnace with dry wood, then stoked it full of coal.
The crabber took out a blackened, much-used pipe and stoked it.
When he had stoked up his pipe he leaned back and opened the book.
He might issue orders, but who was to foreshadow the effect on the minds of the Orientals who steered and stoked and oiled below?
1650s (implied in stoker), "to feed and stir up a fire in a fireplace," from Dutch stoken "to stoke," from Middle Dutch stoken "to poke, thrust," related to stoc "stick, stump," from Proto-Germanic *stok-, variant of *stik-, *stek- "pierce, prick" (see stick (v.)). Stoked "enthusiastic" recorded in surfer slang by 1963, but the extension of the word to persons is older:
Having "stoked up," as the men called it, the brigades paraded at 10.30 a.m., ready for the next stage of the march. ["Cassell's History of the Boer War," 1901]
A unit of kinematic viscosity equal to that of a fluid with a viscosity of one poise and a density of one gram per milliliter.
A small, usually cheap present to be put into the Christmas stocking (1976+)