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Old 10-25-2012, 08:02 PM
 
Location: Northern Maine
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Stove is the past tense of stave. "If you do that you will stave up your tractor. Well, he did it and he stove up his tractor.

A stave is a shaped board that when brought into a circle makes up a potato barrel. Kids used to make skis out of those boards.
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Old 10-26-2012, 05:36 AM
 
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the accident i saw yesterday , on the interstate, that car was stove all to hell
thats how i've heard this word used-usually in this phrase
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Old 10-27-2012, 07:58 AM
 
Location: MidCoast Maine
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Do those little whistling thingys that you mount to the front of your car to "scare" deer away work… or are they just bogus? I've always wondered about them.
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Old 10-27-2012, 08:18 AM
 
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You're right Three Wolves in Snow....carry a camera at all times when driving anywhere in Maine; If it's digital, make sure it's charged and that the memory isn't full. One time when I was walking around on Little Cranberry Island, there was a deer curled up in front of my cousin's house just watching everyone walking by. Yes, I have a picture Deer, moose, turkeys, etc. nevah know what you might see Don't feed wild animals btw. If you see a moose headed toward your car, duck.

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Old 10-27-2012, 08:20 AM
 
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the accident i saw yesterday , on the interstate, that car was stove all to hell
thats how i've heard this word used-usually in this phrase
must be past tense of stave sorry, NMLM, I should have read all the posts before posting.
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Old 10-27-2012, 10:25 AM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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Be careful lest your vehicle gets stoved up wicked good.

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Old 10-27-2012, 06:44 PM
 
Location: Out West
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Does stave and stove only reference to wrecked cars or can it be used in other ways? Can a person get "stoved up"?
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Old 10-27-2012, 07:15 PM
 
Location: Union, ME
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yes, anything can get stove up! or staved in!

"I was all stove up from the blueberry cordial I drank last night."
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Old 10-27-2012, 07:52 PM
 
Location: Out West
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yes, anything can get stove up! or staved in!

"I was all stove up from the blueberry cordial I drank last night."
Hmm. According to the link, the following are correct:

I don't want a deer to stave in my car....

If a deer staves in my car...

My car was staved in by a deer...

My car was all stoved up by deer....

OY! This Maineisms as a second language is really difficult. I finally learned, "door yard", now this?! Do they have Rosetta Stone for Maine speak?
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Old 10-27-2012, 08:18 PM
 
Location: On a Slow-Sinking Granite Rock Up North
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Hmm. According to the link, the following are correct:

I don't want a deer to stave in my car....

If a deer staves in my car...

My car was staved in by a deer...

My car was all stoved up by deer....

OY! This Maineisms as a second language is really difficult. I finally learned, "door yard", now this?! Do they have Rosetta Stone for Maine speak?

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