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- A vertical tube or hollow column used to emit environmentally polluting gaseous and solid matter (including but not limited to by-products of burning carbon or hydro-carbon based fuels); a flue
- The glass flue surrounding the flame of an oil lamp
- (British) The smokestack of a steam locomotive
- A narrow cleft in a rock face
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia
Chim"ney, n.; pl.
Chimneys (#). [F. cheminée, LL.
caminata, fr. L. caminus furnace, fireplace, Gr.
&?; furnace, oven.] 1. A fireplace or
hearth. [Obs.] Sir W. Raleigh.
2. That part of a building which contains
the smoke flues; esp. an upright tube or flue of brick or stone,
in most cases extending through or above the roof of the
building. Often used instead of chimney shaft.
Hard by a cottage chimney smokes.
3. A tube usually of glass, placed around
a flame, as of a lamp, to create a draft, and promote
4. (Min.) A body of ore, usually
of elongated form, extending downward in a vein.
Chimney board, a board or screen used to
close a fireplace; a fireboard. -- Chimney
cap, a device to improve the draught of a chimney,
by presenting an exit aperture always to leeward. --
Chimney corner, the space between the sides
of the fireplace and the fire; hence, the fireside. --
Chimney hook, a hook for holding pats and
kettles over a fire, -- Chimney money,
hearth money, a duty formerly paid in England for each
chimney. -- Chimney pot (Arch.),
a cylinder of earthenware or sheet metal placed at the top of
a chimney which rises above the roof. -- Chimney
swallow. (Zoöl.) (a) An
American swift (Chæture pelasgica) which lives in
chimneys. (b) In England, the common
swallow (Hirundo rustica). -- Chimney
sweep, Chimney sweeper, one who
cleans chimneys of soot; esp. a boy who climbs the flue, and
brushes off the soot.
- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
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