In 1456, the word “stove” described an entire room, heated, even as a sauna. Almost 100 years later, around 1545, it applied to any furnace-heated interior, such as a bedroom. But it wasn’t until still another 100 years that the word finally identified some sort of metal box that you and I might have recognized as a stove.
A “limnologist” studies lakes.
Q. Who first came up with the phrase, “Where the action is….”?
A. A fictional gambler, Sky Masterson, in the Damon Runyan story, “The Idyll of Miss Sarah Brown.”
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