from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One whose occupation is the sweeping of chimneys, in order to rid them of the soot that adheres to their sides.
- n. An apparatus for cleaning chimneys.
- n. The smut of wheat, Ustilago carbo.
- n. In angling, an artificial fly used in salmon-fishing: named from its black color.
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Owing to my excellent timing, I got to be chimney-sweep.
The casting of Julie Andrews as supernatural/whimsical nanny Mary Poppins was brilliant Andrews played her charming and so smart, and the world fell in love, as was the casting of the so-likeable Dick Van Dyke as chimney-sweep/philosopher-artist Bert.
If in speaking of my points I think of some system of things, e.g. the system: love, law, chimney-sweep ¦ and then assume all my axioms as relations between these things, then my propositions, e.g. Pythagoras 'theorem, are also valid for these things.
And then he told Grimes all the story of his going to her house, and how she could not abide the sight of a chimney-sweep, and then how kind she was, and how he turned into a water-baby.
For, if she had, she would have tempted him to tell lies in his fright; and that would have been worse for him, if possible, than even becoming a heathen chimney-sweep again.
But, brave little chimney-sweep as he was, he dared not climb down such chimneys as those.
Once upon a time there was a little chimney-sweep, and his name was Tom.
He was a brave little chimney-sweep; and when he found himself on the top of a high cliff, instead of sitting down and crying for his baba (though he never had had any baba to cry for), he said,
And if I find him, he will turn me into a chimney-sweep again, I know.
All she had seen was a poor little black chimney-sweep, crying and sobbing, and going to get up the chimney again.
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