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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  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.  (Min.)  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}.  (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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  chimney 
  n  1:  a  vertical  flue  that  provides  a  path  through  which  smoke 
  from  a  fire  is  carried  away  through  the  wall  or  roof  of 
  a  building 
  2:  a  glass  flue  surrounding  the  wick  of  an  oil  lamp  [syn:  {lamp 
  chimney}] 




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