Chimney money
Chimney Chim"ney, n.; pl. {Chimneys}. [F. chemin['e]e, LL. caminata, fr. L. caminus furnace, fireplace, Gr. ? furnace, oven.] 1. A fireplace or hearth. [Obs.] --Sir W. Raleigh. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

Hard by a cottage chimney smokes. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

3. A tube usually of glass, placed around a flame, as of a lamp, to create a draft, and promote combustion. [1913 Webster]

4. (Min.) A body of ore, usually of elongated form, extending downward in a vein. --Raymond. [1913 Webster]

{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}. (Zo["o]l.) (a) An American swift ({Ch[ae]ture 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. [1913 Webster]


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  • chimney money — chimney money, or hearth money A tax levied in England by St. 14 Car. II, c. 10, consisting of two shillings on every hearth or stove in the kingdom. It was extremely unpopular, and was abolished by 1 W. & M., St. 1, c. 10. This tax was otherwise …   Black's law dictionary

  • chimney money — chimney money, or hearth money A tax levied in England by St. 14 Car. II, c. 10, consisting of two shillings on every hearth or stove in the kingdom. It was extremely unpopular, and was abolished by 1 W. & M., St. 1, c. 10. This tax was otherwise …   Black's law dictionary

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  • Chimney — Chim ney, n.; pl. {Chimneys}. [F. chemin[ e]e, LL. caminata, fr. L. caminus furnace, fireplace, Gr. ? furnace, oven.] 1. A fireplace or hearth. [Obs.] Sir W. Raleigh. [1913 Webster] 2. That part of a building which contains the smoke flues; esp.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Chimney board — Chimney Chim ney, n.; pl. {Chimneys}. [F. chemin[ e]e, LL. caminata, fr. L. caminus furnace, fireplace, Gr. ? furnace, oven.] 1. A fireplace or hearth. [Obs.] Sir W. Raleigh. [1913 Webster] 2. That part of a building which contains the smoke… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Chimney cap — Chimney Chim ney, n.; pl. {Chimneys}. [F. chemin[ e]e, LL. caminata, fr. L. caminus furnace, fireplace, Gr. ? furnace, oven.] 1. A fireplace or hearth. [Obs.] Sir W. Raleigh. [1913 Webster] 2. That part of a building which contains the smoke… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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