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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CHIMNEY

He lighted the lamp, turned down the wick, and replaced the chimney.

There was a rush and faint roar of the flame up the chimney as the cardboard burned.

And now they all vanish in a puff of smoke from the chimney.

A gush of smoke came from a chimney in the rear of the edifice.

The chimney, as is the case with all log cabins, was built on the outside.

But all the doors and shutters were closed and no smoke rose from any chimney.

It was late in the afternoon, but no friendly smoke arose from the chimney.

"Hardly," he responded, touching a light to the wick and replacing the chimney.

The little hollow west of Chimney Butte was freshly grassed.

He examined the window; he examined the door; he cast a glance up the chimney.

WORD ORIGIN

late 13c., "furnace;" early 14c., "chimney stack of a fireplace;" late 14c., "fireplace in a residential space;" from Old French cheminee "fireplace; room with a fireplace; hearth; chimney stack" (12c., Modern French cheminée), from Late Latin (camera) caminata "fireplace; room with a fireplace," from Latin caminatus, adjective of caminus "furnace, forge; hearth, oven; flue," from Greek kaminos "furnace, oven, brick kiln." Jamieson [1808] notes that in vulgar use in Scotland it always is pronounced "chimley." Chimney sweep attested from 1610s, earlier chimney sweeper (c.1500).

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR CHIMNEY

fireplace

nounhearth for burning wood
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