Date: Fri, 13 Oct 1995 14:50:18 -0400

From: "M. Katherine MacKinnon" eslmkmx[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]GSUSGI2.GSU.EDU

Subject: Re: Cook stove

My intuition says that the term must come from a time when stoves which

were NOT used for cooking, perhaps wood-burning stoves for heating

purposes?, were much more common than they are now....but I have nothing

concrete with which to back it.