What does the word hob mean?

Usage examples for hob

  1. A half- starved dog lay at the authoress's feet; a cat sat on one hob, and a monkey on the other; while a magpie perched on the back of its mistress's chair. – Curiosities of Impecuniosity by H. G. Somerville
  2. Well- I don't understand that anyone wants to take them off the hob.... – When Ghost Meets Ghost by William Frend De Morgan