Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The mantel of a fireplace.
  • noun A decoration over a fireplace.

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  • noun A mantelpiece.

Etymologies

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chimney +‎ piece

Examples

  • Over the chimneypiece was the huge Bleink-Elmeink coat-of-arms, supported by two tall Templars.

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  • The portrait over the chimneypiece is the celebrated Judge Tempest, who was famous for ---- Well, he did something wonderful, I know.

    Vixen, Volume I.

  • Over the chimneypiece was the huge Bleink-Elmeink coat-of-arms, supported by two tall Templars.

    Memoirs of Madame de Montespan — Volume 4

  • Over the chimneypiece was the huge Bleink-Elmeink coat-of-arms, supported by two tall Templars.

    Memoirs of Madame de Montespan — Complete

  • Estelle had seated herself on the other side of the chimneypiece.

    You Don't Take Names

  • Certain wintry branches of candles on the high chimneypiece faintly lighted the chamber: or, it would be more expressive to say, faintly troubled its darkness.

    Merci!

  • First Lady Jackie Kennedy was responsible for having a reproduction of the State Dining Room's massive chimneypiece installed

    Michael Henry Adams: Might the Obamas Restore Lost White House Glory?

  • Certain wintry branches of candles on the high chimneypiece faintly lighted the chamber: or, it would be more expressive to say, faintly troubled its darkness.

    Bakery PSA

  • One night, this strange piece of furniture acquired suddenly the power of locomotion, and, after performing some odd circles on her chimneypiece, fairly leaped on the floor, and continued to roll about the apartment.

    My Aunt Margaret's Mirror

  • One night, this strange piece of furniture acquired suddenly the power of locomotion, and, after performing some odd circles on her chimneypiece, fairly leaped on the floor, and continued to roll about the apartment.

    My Aunt Margaret's Mirror

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