beehive oven


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beehive oven

[′bē‚hīv ‚əv·ən]
(engineering)
An arched oven that carbonizes coal into coke by using the heat of combustion of gases that are formed, and of a small part of the coke that is formed, with no recovery of by-products.

bake oven

bake oven (longitudinal section)
An oven constructed of bricks, usually having a circular or oval dome; often located within the hearth of the principal fireplace of a colonial home, usually in a corner of the hearth and a few feet above it. Bake ovens were once an integral part of the fireplace construction; some were heated by glowing charcoal or embers that were swept out before the unbaked loaves were inserted and the iron oven door closed. Also called a beehive oven, bread oven, brick oven, or Dutch oven.
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The north room contains the original kitchen fireplace and beehive oven.
I think there's a beehive oven behind this panel," Uncle Sam said.
The text is augmented by numerous illustrations (although not one of a beehive oven, sadly).
We liked the sound of that too, so we were happy to find Al Fresco Imports' Beehive Oven, a stylish double-walled terra-cotta model atop a portable iron stand.
Nantucket scallops, spider cornbread (from a 1796 recipe, cooked in the footed skillet that prompted its name), and a wheat bread baked in a beehive oven also appear every night at the 7 o'clock seating.
The inn's beehive oven has been featured in many stories written about the business, especially when competitors in the annual New England Apple Pie Contest used it to bake their prize-winning pies.
One of them, in the family room, has a brick beehive oven of the type found in most Colonial homes.
A beehive oven next to the hearth suggests that this room, the warmest in winter, was the original kitchen.
Visitors will see the various aspects of the past, from the humble fireplace and beehive oven where the original family prepared its meals, to the magnificent wall murals attributed to itinerant artist Rufus Porter.
Tours of the house include seeing the hand-painted "wood-grained" woodwork, a sink pump, the working hearth and beehive oven, the vast clothing collection, and the remarkable Rufus Porter murals.
Complete with many period details, visitors will be surprised to see the original beehive oven still intact in the dining room.
Two years later Frick & Company owned 400 acres of coal lands and 200 beehive ovens for making coke.