Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The architectural facing or ornamental work over and around a fireplace, resting against the chimney; a mantel or mantelpiece.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Arch.), Chiefly Brit. A decorative construction around the opening of a fireplace; also, the shelf that projects from wall above fireplace;
- n. shelf that projects from wall above fireplace
“As the weather permitted, Mrs. Alice sat duly remote from the company in a FAUTEUIL behind the projecting chimney-piece, or in the embrasure of a window, and prosecuted in Carthusian silence, with indefatigable zeal, a piece of embroidery, which seemed no bad emblem of eternity.”
“The jars on the chimney-piece were filled with lauristina, and bunches of mountain-ash.”
“Mr Meadows, who was now intently surveying a painting that was over the chimney-piece, seemed of to hear this question, but presently called out”
“Hold! take this door! this grating! this penthouse! this chimney-piece! this broken brazier! this cracked pot!”
“He lighted two perfectly fresh wax candles which figured on the chimney-piece.”
“He wheeled round towards a bust of M. le Duc de Berry, which stood on the chimney-piece, and made a profound bow, with a sort of peculiar majesty.”
“On the chimney-piece, he set a little figure in Saxe porcelain, carrying a muff against her nude stomach.”
“He seized the candle in his fist, and set it on the chimney-piece with so violent a bang that the wick came near being extinguished, and the tallow bespattered the wall.”
“I bequeath to her the two candlesticks which stand on the chimney-piece.”
“Jean Valjean set the two candlesticks on the chimney-piece, where they glittered to the great admiration of Toussaint.”
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