What did American colonists sometimes use to keep warm in meetinghouses during the winter?

a) dogs b) hand stoves c) hot water bottles d) a fire lit in a pit near the center of the building


a) dogs. Colonists used dogs for warmth, although bringing dogs to church was frowned upon, and laws were eventually passed to make parishioners leave the dogs at home. Heated stones and bricks, foot stoves, and large comforters were also used.