• Chimneys, Albury
    Chimneys, Albury
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n chimney a vertical flue that provides a path through which smoke from a fire is carried away through the wall or roof of a building
    • n chimney a glass flue surrounding the wick of an oil lamp
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Additional illustrations & photos:

The little chimney sweep, with his ragged clothes and brush The little chimney sweep, with his ragged clothes and brush
Although most Jamestown workshops were probably made of framework and were merely sheds, one brick foundation has three brick fireboxes and a large brick chimney. This structure was probably a brew house, bakery, or distillery Although most Jamestown workshops were probably made of framework and were merely sheds, one brick foundation has...
"Choked and strangled by the foul breath of the chimneys over there." "Choked and strangled by the foul breath of the chimneys over there."
Chidlren in front of fireplace holding toys, one looking up the chimney Chidlren in front of fireplace holding toys, one looking up the chimney

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: As artists and traders in medieval cities began to form organizations, they instituted tough initiation ceremonies. For example, journeymen in Bergen, Norway, were shoved down a chimney, thrown three times into the sea, and soundly whipped.
    • Chimney (Min) A body of ore, usually of elongated form, extending downward in a vein.
    • Chimney A fireplace or hearth.
    • Chimney A tube usually of glass, placed around a flame, as of a lamp, to create a draft, and promote combustion.
    • Chimney 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."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n chimney A fireplace or hearth.
    • n chimney A furnace; a forge.
    • n chimney A vertical structure containing a passage or main flue by which the smoke of a fire or furnace escapes to the open air, or other vapors are carried off; in a steam-engine, the funnel. When several chimneys are carried up together, the mass is called a stack of chimneys, or a chimney-stack. The part of the chimney carried above the roof for discharging the smoke is the chimney-shaft, and the upper part of the shaft is the chimney-top or -head. Chimneys are commonly built of brick or stone. (The manner in which a chimney and fireplace are often connected, and the names of the different parts, are shown in the cut under throat.) The chimneys of some kinds of factories, as chemical works, are built to a great height, sometimes several hundred feet, and often as independent structures. They are designed not only to secure a very strong draft, but for the diffusion in the upper air of deleterious fumes, drawn into them through connecting flues.
    • n chimney Anything resembling a chimney. A glass cylinder surrounding the flame of a lamp to promote combustion and keep the flame steady.
    • n chimney A vent through which volcanic eruption has taken place.
    • n chimney A very narrow cleft in a cliff.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Chimney chim′ni a passage for the escape of smoke or heated air from a furnace: in houses, that part of the passage which is built above the roof: anything of a like shape
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  • Sir Philip Sidney
    “With a tale, for soothe, he cometh unto you; with a tale which holdeth children from play, and old men from the chimney corner.”
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “If a man will kick a fact out of the window, when he comes back he finds it again in the chimney corner.”


Smoke like a chimney - Someone who smokes very heavily smokes like a chimney.


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. cheminée, LL. caminata, fr. L. caminus, furnace, fireplace, Gr. furnace, oven
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. cheminée—L. camīnus; Gr. kaminos, a furnace.


In literature:

There was his sunny spot near the big rock chimney on the southern side of the house.
"Frank of Freedom Hill" by Samuel A. Derieux
One day a swarm of honey-bees went into my chimney, and I mounted the stack to see into which flue they had gone.
"Bird Stories from Burroughs" by John Burroughs
A strong gust of wind carried the old woman up the chimney.
"The Book of Stories for the Storyteller" by Fanny E. Coe
The two corners of the chimney in which are burning resinous logs of wood are occupied.
"The Son of Monte Christo" by Jules Lermina
Above the great stone chimney-piece is a full-length figure of the duke in a hunting costume of green velvet.
"A Village of Vagabonds" by F. Berkeley Smith
The great treasure of the house was saved; and now he ran up and away, quite on to the roof of the house, on to the chimney.
"What the Moon Saw: and Other Tales" by Hans Christian Andersen
The smoke came out of the chimney of a house.
"Here and Now Story Book" by Lucy Sprague Mitchell
Instead of the forest and the green hills of former days, I had here only a forest of chimney-pots to look out upon.
"Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen" by Hans Christian Andersen
There was smoke coming out of the chimney.
"Jerry's Charge Account" by Hazel Hutchins Wilson
Gaston thought the sound seemed to come from the chimney.
"The Regent's Daughter" by Alexandre Dumas (Pere)

In poetry:

A roof o'er our heads
star-proof, moon immune,
and a wind in the chimney
to wail us a tune."
"Comfort" by Walter de la Mare
To me at my fifth-floor window
The chimney-pots in rows
Are sets of pipes pandean
For every wind that blows;
"To Me At My Fifth-Floor Window" by William Ernest Henley
On that low thatched cottage stop,
In the sooty chimney pop,
Where thy wife and family
Every evening wait for thee.
"The Swallow" by John Clare
All day long I love the oaks,
But, at nights, yon little cot,
Where I see the chimney smokes,
Is by far the prettiest spot.
"The Wood-Cutter's Night Song" by John Clare
Wildly, swiftly, at last they stream
Into their chimney home.
A livid gash in the west, a crash--
Then silence, sadness, gloam.
"Storm-Twilight" by Cale Young Rice
Dogs are tracing thro' the grass,
Crows are cawing round the chimneys,
In and out among the washing
Goes the West at hide-and-seek.
" Anterotics" by William Ernest Henley

In news:

The stockings were hung by the chimney with care.
The chimney safety week comes the week before fire prevention week to remind community members of how important getting their chimneys swept is.
Parkersburg Fire Department Chief Inspector Tim Flinn said it's important for people to get their chimneys checked after leaving them unused in the warmer months.
We are trying to get ready for the colder weather and looking for companies that clean and inspect fireplaces/ chimneys .
Chimney Rock National Monument in Colorado.
Chimney Rock is surrounded by the Southern Ute Indian Reservation.
President Barack Obama declares Chimney Rock in Colorado a national monument.
Chimney Rock now a national monument.
Obama declares Chimney Rock a national monument.
Chimney Rock is near Pagosa Springs.
A large sandstone feature in southwestern Colorado, Chimney Rock became America's newest national monument on Friday.
President Obama named a new national monument on Friday: Chimney Rock in southwestern Colorado.
David Pogue of The New York Times) comes down the chimney to offer us suggestions for tech gifts under $100.
Regular cleaning of your chimney is important.
WK36389 Standard Guide for Design, Fabrication, and Erection of Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic Chimney Liners with Coal-Fired Units.

In science:

Avillez & Mac Low (2000) point out that much of this gas does not flow through chimneys directly into the halo, but rather rises buoyantly into the Lockman and Reynolds layers, not necessarily reaching the hot halo. A true fountain flow only appears above 1 kpc (Avillez 2000).
The Dynamical Interstellar Medium: Insights from Numerical Models
These framboidal sacks of periodic arrays within the extensive reactive surfaces per unit volume of the chimneys, could have offered ideal experimental culture chambers and flow reactors well poised for origin-of-life experiments (Russell et al 1990).
Magnetism, FeS colloids, and Origins of Life
Boyce for active help with his labelled framboid-in-chimney pictures; Prof. K.
Magnetism, FeS colloids, and Origins of Life
Boyce AJ, Coleman ML, Russell MJ (1983) Formation of fossil hydrothermal chimneys and mounds from Silvermines, Ireland.
Magnetism, FeS colloids, and Origins of Life
Russell MJ, Hall AJ, Turner D (1989) In vitro growth of iron sulphide chimneys: possible culture chambers for origin-of-life experiments.
Magnetism, FeS colloids, and Origins of Life