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have one in the oven

Fig. to be pregnant with a child. She's got three kids now and one in the oven.
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have a bun in the oven

  (British & Australian humorous)
to be pregnant I hear Wendy's got a bun in the oven.
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Sallie began to laugh, but Meg nodded and lifted her eyebrows as high as they would go, which caused the apparition to vanish and put the sour bread into the oven without further delay.
Diana, as she passed in and out, in the course of preparing tea, brought me a little cake, baked on the top of the oven.
The rabbit babies in the oven woke up trembling; perhaps it was fortunate they were shut up inside.
Because of the fact that a cable's inevitable enemy is moisture, each cable is wound on an immense spool and rolled into an oven until it is as dry as a cinder.
I was knocked headlong across the floor against the oven handle and stunned.
I do not know; I have only heard that an emperor of China had an oven built expressly, and that in this oven twelve jars like this were successively baked.
Another singular discovery was that of a bottle of wine, walled up in an old oven.
Steene had prepared her mince-meat, and had devoted much butter, fine flour, and labour, to the making of a batch of pies in the morning; but they proved to be so very heavy when they came out of the oven, that she could only think with trembling of the moment when her husband should catch sight of them on the supper-table.
And God helps us with our headpieces and our hands as well as with our souls; and if a man does bits o' jobs out o' working hours-- builds a oven for 's wife to save her from going to the bakehouse, or scrats at his bit o' garden and makes two potatoes grow istead o' one, he's doin' more good, and he's just as near to God, as if he was running after some preacher and a-praying and a-groaning.
A primitive oven is scooped in the ground, and its bottom being loosely covered with stones, a large fire is kindled within it.
The difference betwixt the atmosphere here and the cold, wintry twilight out of doors, was like stepping at once from Nova Zembla to the hottest part of India, or from the North Pole into an oven.
Cloke's oven must be mended first thing, and the kitchen roof.
Among this nation of necromancers there was also one who had in his veins the blood of the salamanders; for he made no scruple of sitting down to smoke his chibouc in a red-hot oven until his dinner was thoroughly roasted upon its floor.
If I had a real stove with a good oven, I could do much better.
In spite of the warm weather he was crouching over a fire, and the little room was like an oven.