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Definition of Chimney

Chimney

  1. A fireplace or hearth.
  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.
  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.

Chimney Quotations

One may have a blazing hearth in one's soul and yet no one ever came to sit by it. Passers-by see only a wisp of smoke from the chimney and continue on their way.
Vincent Van Gogh

I got a flue shot and now my chimney works perfectly.
Steve Martin

No; we have been as usual asking the wrong question. It does not matter a hoot what the mockingbird on the chimney is singing. The real and proper question is: Why is it beautiful?
Bertrand Russell

There is in every American, I think, something of the old Daniel Boone - who, when he could see the smoke from another chimney, felt himself too crowded and moved further out into the wilderness.
Hubert H. Humphrey

I have discovered the secret of happiness - it is work, either with the hands or the head. The moment I have something to do, the draughts are open and my chimney draws, and I am happy.
John Burroughs
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Chimney Translations

chimney in Dutch is schoorsteen, kachelpijp
chimney in German is Kamin
chimney in Swedish is skorsten
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