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chimney stack

  

      n   the part of a chimney that rises above the roof of a building  
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chimney  
      n  
1    a vertical structure of brick, masonry, or steel that carries smoke or steam away from a fire, engine, etc.  
2       another name for       flue   1       1  
3       short for       chimney stack  
4    an open-ended glass tube fitting around the flame of an oil or gas lamp in order to exclude draughts  
5      (Brit)   a fireplace, esp. an old and large one  
6      (Geology)  
a    the part of a mineral deposit that consists of the most valuable ore  
b    the vent of a volcano  
7      (Mountaineering)   a vertical fissure large enough for a person's body to enter  
8    anything resembling a chimney in shape or function  
     (C14: from Old French cheminée, from Late Latin caminata, from Latin caminus furnace, from Greek kaminos fireplace, oven)  


chimney breast  
      n   the wall or walls that surround the base of a chimney or fireplace  
chimney corner  
      n   a recess that contains a seat in a large open fireplace; inglenook  
chimney stack  
      n   the part of a chimney that rises above the roof of a building  
chimney swallow  
      n  
1    another name for common swallow (see swallow2)  
2       a less common name for       chimney swift  
chimney sweep   , sweeper  
      n   a person whose job is the cleaning out of soot from chimneys  
chimney swift  
      n   a North American swift, Chaetura pelagica, that nests in chimneys and similar hollows  
lamp chimney  
      n   a glass tube that surrounds the wick in an oil lamp  

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