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  • A small stove, whose thin straight pipe was scarcely visible, stood in front of the chimney-place, but the hearth was occupied by a cupboard.

    The Purse

  • One thing struck me with some surprise, as I made off for our fireside (with a strong determination to heave an ash-tree up the chimney-place), and that was how the birds were going, rather than flying as they used to fly.

    Lorna Doone

  • When we met together in the evening round the kitchen chimney-place, after the men had had their supper and their heavy boots were gone, my mother and Eliza would do their very utmost to learn what I was thinking of.

    Lorna Doone

  • Annie took a many of them, all that she could find herself, and all the boys would bring her; and she made a great hutch near the fire, in the back-kitchen chimney-place.

    Lorna Doone

  • Mam'zelle half-thought It came from up the chimney-place.

    Summer Term At St Clare's

  • They came to a narrow ledge running round the back of a chimney-place.

    The Secret of Spiggy Holes

  • The chimney-place was no good for hiding anything either.

    The Mystery of Holly Lane

  • But then it had such a grand, wide chimney-place, where even in summer great logs and branches of fir and pine blazed brightly, lighting up all the corners of the little room that the sunbeams could not reach.

    St. Nicholas, Vol. 5, No. 5, March, 1878

  • At midnight a fearful roar comes from the girls 'room, followed by pretty shrieks and terrible confusion; but it is only the old Cochin rooster, which was slyly shut up in the empty chimney-place before they retired, indulging in his first crow.

    Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science Volume 17, No. 098, February, 1876

  • During the next hour, at the dictates of her and her poker, I burrowed under a score of carpets, swarmed numerous book-cases, explored a host of cupboards, dived under a multitude of furniture and even climbed into the open chimney-place of the study, because Miss Brown's nose imagined it smelt roasting flesh up there.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 158, 1920-02-18

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