Chimney swallow
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 swallow — n. ☆ 1. CHIMNEY SWIFT 2. BARN SWALLOW …   English World dictionary

  • chimney swallow — noun 1. common swallow of North America and Europe that nests in barns etc. • Syn: ↑barn swallow, ↑Hirundo rustica • Hypernyms: ↑swallow • Member Holonyms: ↑Hirundo, ↑genus Hirundo 2 …   Useful english dictionary

  • chimney swallow — Swift Swift, n. 1. The current of a stream. [R.] Walton. [1913 Webster] 2. (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of numerous species of small, long winged, insectivorous birds of the family {Micropodid[ae]}. In form and habits the swifts resemble swallows, but they …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • chimney swallow — 1. Brit. See barn swallow. 2. See chimney swift. [1765 75] * * * …   Universalium

  • chimney swallow — /ˈtʃɪmni ˌswɒloʊ/ (say chimnee .swoloh) noun 1. → barn swallow. 2. → chimney swift …   Australian English dictionary

  • chimney swallow — noun see chimney swift …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • 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

  • Chimney corner — 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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