from The Century Dictionary.
- noun One of the two vertical sides of a fireplace-opening.
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Zenas, crouched by the chimney-jamb, roasting chestnuts and
In answer to the call a door opened beyond the chimney-jamb, and immediately the gentle twig-tapping sounds resolved themselves into the clickings of a pair of telegraph relays and the chatter of a typewriter.
The missile, striking the brick chimney-jamb behind her, crashed and fell shivering into fragments on the hearth.
But they are unluckily what the quarrier would term rubbly, -- traversed by an infinity of cracks and fissures; and it is rare indeed to find a continuous mass out of which a chimney-jamb or lintel could be fashioned.
[_He puts bag on table and goes over and leans against the chimney-jamb.
I'll sprinkle ye fust wid camomile an 'witch-hazel dat I keep up on de chimney-jamb. "