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chimney

CHIMNEY, n.

1. In architecture, a body of brick or stone, erected in a building, containing a funnel or funnels, to convey smoke, and other volatile matter through the roof, from the hearth or fire-place, where fuel is burnt. This body of materials is sometimes called a stack of chimneys, especially when it contains two or more funnels, or passages.

2. A fireplace; the lower part of the body of brick or stone which confines and conveys smoke.



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CHIMNEY, n.

1. In architecture, a body of brick or stone, erected in a building, containing a funnel or funnels, to convey smoke, and other volatile matter through the roof, from the hearth or fire-place, where fuel is burnt. This body of materials is sometimes called a stack of chimneys, especially when it contains two or more funnels, or passages.

2. A fireplace; the lower part of the body of brick or stone which confines and conveys smoke.

CHIM'NEY, n. [plur. Chimneys. Fr. cheminée; Arm. ciminal, or cheminal; G. kamin; Corn. chimbla; Ir. simileur; Sp. chimenea; It. cammino; L. caminus; Ch. קםין; Ar. قَمِينٌ kaminon; Gr. καμινος; Russ. kamin. It seems originally to have been a furnace, a stove, or a hearth.]

  1. In architecture, a body of brick or stone, erected in building, containing a funnel or funnels, to convey smoke, and other volatile matter through the roof, from the hearth or fire-place, where fuel is burnt. This body of materials is sometimes called a stack of chimneys, especially when it contains two or more funnels, or passages.
  2. A fire-place; the lower part of the body of brick or stone which confines and conveys smoke.

Chim"ney
  1. A fireplace or hearth.

    [Obs.] Sir W. Raleigh.
  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.

    Hard by a cottage chimney smokes.
    Milton.

  3. A tube usually of glass, placed around a flame, as of a lamp, to create a draft, and promote combustion.
  4. A body of ore, usually of elongated form, extending downward in a vein.

    Raymond.

    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. (Zoöl.) (a) An American swift (Chæture 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.

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Chimney

CHIMNEY, noun

1. In architecture, a body of brick or stone, erected in a building, containing a funnel or funnels, to convey smoke, and other volatile matter through the roof, from the hearth or fire-place, where fuel is burnt. This body of materials is sometimes called a stack of chimneys, especially when it contains two or more funnels, or passages.

2. A fireplace; the lower part of the body of brick or stone which confines and conveys smoke.

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IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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CATECHETICAL, a. [See Catechise.]

1. Relating to oral instruction, and particularly in the first principles of the Christian religion.

2. Relating to or consisting in asking questions and receiving answers, according to the ancient manner of teaching pupils.

Socrates introduced a catechetical method of arguing.

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