Chimneys
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]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • chimneys — Смотри дымовые трубы …   Энциклопедический словарь по металлургии

  • chimneys — chim·ney || tʃɪmnɪ n. pipe that funnels smoke (away from a fireplace, furnace, etc.); narrow passage …   English contemporary dictionary

  • CHIMNEYS — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Chimneys (play) — Chimneys Written by Agatha Christie Date premiered October 16, 2003 Original language English Chimneys is a play by crime writer Agatha Christie and is based upon her own 1925 novel The Secret of Chimn …   Wikipedia

  • Chimneys Guest House — (East London,Южно Африканская Республика) Категория отеля: 4 звездочный отель Адрес: 34 B …   Каталог отелей

  • Chimneys novels — The Chimneys novels were two light hearted thrillers by Agatha Christie, The Secret of Chimneys (1925) and The Seven Dials Mystery (1929). Superintendent Battle and Lady Bundle Brent were characters in both books. Chimneys was a country house,… …   Wikipedia

  • The Secret of Chimneys — infobox Book | name = The Secret of Chimneys title orig = translator = image caption = Dust jacket illustration of the first UK edition author = Agatha Christie cover artist = Percy Graves country = United Kingdom language = English series =… …   Wikipedia

  • Le Secret De Chimneys — (The Secret of Chimneys dans les éditions originales anglophones) est un roman policier écrit par Agatha Christie, publié en 1925. Bien que les intrigues en soient totalement indépendantes, le Secret de Chimneys a été prolongé, quatre ans plus… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Le secret de chimneys — (The Secret of Chimneys dans les éditions originales anglophones) est un roman policier écrit par Agatha Christie, publié en 1925. Bien que les intrigues en soient totalement indépendantes, le Secret de Chimneys a été prolongé, quatre ans plus… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • The Secret of Chimneys — Le Secret de Chimneys Le Secret de Chimneys (The Secret of Chimneys dans les éditions originales anglophones) est un roman policier écrit par Agatha Christie, publié en 1925. Bien que les intrigues en soient totalement indépendantes, le Secret de …   Wikipédia en Français

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”