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  • noun Plural form of chimneypiece.


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  • Pausing a moment from eliminating chimneypieces, 'Her Majesty' then removed and sold the ornate and unusual bronze and stained glass chandelier that had hung in the reception hall, since the house had been built.

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  • Rooms come with handsome chimneypieces and exquisite shellwork, and there is a turret-top eyrie for ship-watching.

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  • Mattresses and bedding appear in the dining – room; the glass and china get into the conservatory; the great dinner service is set out in heaps on the long divan in the large drawing – room; and the stair – wires, made into fasces, decorate the marble chimneypieces.

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  • Rooms come with handsome chimneypieces and exquisite shellwork, and there is a turret-top eyrie for ship-watching.

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  • Several centuries later, the castle, called Seton Castle, retains the period detail, with astragal windows, ceiling plasterwork and unique chimneypieces.

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  • And the more she thought of it, the more repugnant it became to think of Archie Banks carrying off her books to South Kensington and removing the chimneypieces and, as he threatened, writing an essay about the house for the Architectural Review.

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  • He spent most of his time photographing the Fleacetown chimneypieces and the moulding of the doors.

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  • Historians loudly condemn the royal and noble thieves who plundered the Coliseum and the Pantheon to build palaces, yet there are men in our times, who would, if they could, take Dr. Johnson's hint to pound St. Paul's Church into atoms, and with it macadamize their roads; or fetch it away by piecemeal to build bridges with its stones, and saw up its marble monuments into chimneypieces.

    The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction Volume 19, No. 534, February 18, 1832

  • The full-length portrait of the King was visible on three chimneypieces; she was at great pains to make a merit of it, and call for thanks.

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  • The whole of the chimneypieces in the interior are carried out from the architect's special design; those in the drawing-rooms being of mahogany, finished in rosewood color, and those in dining-rooms of oak, stained with ammonia and dull wax polished.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 401, September 8, 1883


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