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  • My uncle still calls those pieces of brick on top of his house a "chimley".

    PWTorch.com

  • Mrs. Pratchett (who was aware of my emotions) told me, on coming down, that she had noticed his eye rolling into every corner of the passages and staircase, as if in search of his Luggage, and that, looking back as she shut the door of 24 B, she perceived him with his coat already thrown off immersing himself bodily under the bedstead, like a chimley-sweep before the application of machinery.

    Somebody's Luggage

  • Aw geet his likeness taken last Rehoboth fair by a chap as come in a callivan (caravan), and it hengs o'er th 'chimley-piece.

    Lancashire Idylls (1898)

  • Mr. Beale amusedly, as if the recollection tickled him, "blowed if the old cat didn't give one jump and move in quick time up the chimley, where 'e now remains, paying no' eed to the missus's attempts to get him down again."

    Love Among the Chickens A Story of the Haps and Mishaps on an English Chicken Farm

  • Nothing remained of Stratford except that "sitting in the fire-place of a evening you could see the stars through the chimley," and "Mother always 'ad' er side of bacon, 'anging from the ceiling."

    The Garden Party, and Other Stories

  • And if the window had been locked ye'd have jest stepped in through the chimley!

    Marjorie's Vacation

  • And if the chimley had been locked, ye'd have stepped into the water, and ducked under, and come up through the floor!

    Marjorie's Vacation

  • I see chimley fall out and know you and Missy Ellen all

    Treasure and Trouble Therewith A Tale of California

  • "But if he was a-- a minister, and keepit the flower -- say it was a common rose -- fond-like on his chimley, what would you think?"

    The Little Minister

  • "But if you didna want him to ken you had meddled wi't on his chimley, what would you do?"

    The Little Minister

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