Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Same as fireboard.

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Examples

  • At length one day in the spring, when the mill-house was about to be cleaned throughout, the chimney-board of Anne's bedroom, concealing a yawning fire-place, had to be taken down.

    The Trumpet-Major

  • How it had been brought to her she didn't know, but it was there before her as if it had been scored with the chalk on the chimney-board -- "as Bulstrode should say, his inside was THAT BLACK as if the hairs of his head knowed the thoughts of his heart, he'd tear 'em up by the roots."

    Middlemarch

  • How it had been brought to her she didn't know, but it was there before her as if it had been scored with the chalk on the chimney-board -- "as Bulstrode should say, his inside was that black as if the hairs of his head knowed the thoughts of his heart, he'd tear 'em up by the roots."

    Middlemarch: a study of provincial life (1900)

  • [Page 13] * The common idea as to uninhabited rooms, is that they may safely be left with doors, windows, shutters, and chimney-board, all closed – hermetically sealed if possible – to keep out the dust, it is said; and that no harm will happen if the room is but opened

    Notes on Nursing: What It Is, and What It Is Not

  • And we will not suppose it possible that you have closed your chimney with a chimney-board.

    Notes on Nursing: What It Is, and What It Is Not

  • And, if you have a fire-place, would you cram it up not only with a chimney-board, but perhaps with a great wisp of brown paper, in the throat of the chimney – to prevent the soot from coming down, you say?

    Notes on Nursing: What It Is, and What It Is Not

  • 'Twas there that his long pipe was always to be found on the accustomed chimney-board, not only permitted but encouraged.

    Barchester Towers

  • I scrambled in like a squirrel; coiled myself up in this recess; and, as Fanny and the girl replaced the deal chimney-board, I could see the light of the candle which my unconscious father-in-law carried in his hand.

    Sketches by Boz, illustrative of everyday life and every-day people

  • He was just leaving the kitchen, and I was preparing to descend, when down came the infernal chimney-board with a tremendous crash.

    Sketches by Boz, illustrative of everyday life and every-day people

  • The salon, decorated undoubtedly by an upholsterer, had a set of furniture with arched tops covered in yellow, a carpet, chimney ornaments of bronze without gilding, a painted chimney-board, a console bearing a vase of flowers under a glass case, a round table covered with a cloth, on which stood a liqueur-stand.

    Rise and Fall of Cesar Birotteau

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