stoke - Dictionary definition and meaning for word stoke
<br>Sounds like "stove" which is a furnace.
Remember the word stoke as strike.. We start a fire by striking the match stick..
poke+stove ..so, when you poke a stove, it'll stir up a fire and will be fed plentifully with fire
ST-OKE sounds like stir+smoke so stoke is stirring up a fire which brings about smoke