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steam-heated

[steem-hee-tid] /ˈstimˈhi tɪd/
adjective
1.
heated by steam.
Origin of steam-heated
1880-1885
An Americanism dating back to 1880-85
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  • Besides, so many of us spend most of our time in steam-heated homes or offices that woolen garments keep one too warm.

    The Woman Beautiful Helen Follett Stevans
  • Then again I might want a steam-heated house, laughed Mother Wit.

    The Girls of Central High on Track and Field David Goodger (goodger@python.org)
  • We had changed abruptly from the steam-heated Pullman to camping in snow, and it takes a few days to get used to such a shock.

    A Woman Tenderfoot Grace Gallatin Seton-Thompson
  • There are times when she sighs for a steam-heated house, and times when she sighs for the open.

  • Here there were roomy chambers, steam-heated and storm-proof, awaiting occupancy, and to one of these M. Filbert led the way.

  • The drying of piece goods is done on steam-heated cylinders like those used for the drying of bleached goods (see Bleaching).

  • The drying of the dyed and washed yarn is generally effected by suspending it on poles in steam-heated drying chambers.

  • The steam-heated hotel, with running water everywhere, is a rarity in France, as indeed it is in England.

    The Automobilist Abroad

    M. F. (Milburg Francisco) Mansfield
  • In the steam-heated apartment It had been locked in a closet, which in an upright position It fitted nicely.

    Bunker Bean

    Harry Leon Wilson
  • The next morning at eight-thirty the door of the steam-heated apartment resounded to sharp knocking.

    Bunker Bean

    Harry Leon Wilson

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