chimney-breast love

Definitions

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  • n. The horizontal projection of a chimney from the wall in which it is built; commonly applied to its projection in the inside of a building only.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The horizontal projection of a chimney from the wall in which it is built; -- commonly applied to its projection in the inside of a building only.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. walls that project out from the wall of a room and surround the chimney base

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Examples

  • Each time I glanced in at the door, the lady would be somewhere else, but motionless—on the bed, crouched beside it, bracing herself against the chimney-breast, her hair fallen around her like a cloak, full of snarls and tangles.

    Zombies vs. Unicorns

  • He barely had a moment to take in the subdued magnificence of the hall, which was clearly the central room of the castle with a huge hearth and soaring chimney-breast.

    The Edge of Madness

  • And it was there, curled up unnoticed on a wood pallet beside the brick chimney-breast, that I listened spellbound to the tales of itinerant huntsmen, witch doctors, spell-sellers, warriors and elders, scarcely venturing a word of my own for fear of being packed off to bed.

    the mission song

  • A huge cobweb stretched from the logs to the chimney-breast.

    Ghost King

  • When I got back to Worthing there was just a heap of cinders with the chimney-breast sticking up in the middle.

    In The Frame

  • Sundry and several cranes swung against the chimney-breast.

    Dishes & Beverages of the Old South

  • If there is a high chest of drawers for a certain wall, the size of it is just as important in planning the lighting fixtures for that wall as is the width of the fireplace important in the placing of the lights on the chimney-breast.

    The House in Good Taste

  • It is very easy to build cupboards on each side of a fireplace, for instance, making the wall flush with the chimney-breast.

    The House in Good Taste

  • It was seldom that anyone wanted it, and enquiry had failed to elicit the exact last time when it was known to have been hanging on its hook on the chimney-breast, underneath a little metal plaque of St. Anthony.

    St Peter's Finger

  • He removed his top sweater to display a blue one, spread out his apparatus on the space between the shrouded settles and plunged beneath the sacking that enveloped the chimney-breast.

    Busman's Honeymoon

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