Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun a short earthenware pipe on the top of a chimney to increase the draft.

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  • noun a short earthenware pipe on the top of a chimney to increase the draft

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Examples

  • When we think of the middle class of the middle century, complete with muttonchop whiskers and chimneypot hats, we underrate the wild and even wicked philosophies that have passed like a wind through their heads without disturbing their hats.

    G.K.'s Weekly - The Case of Adam Smith

  • But Luttrell's Tower sleeps four; Pounds 1,082/Pounds 2,768, beside the Solent at Eagleshurst, is exceptional: an outlandish Georgian folly with pink chimneypot tower and its own "smugglers' tunnel" down to the shore.

    Archive 2007-04-01

  • But Luttrell's Tower sleeps four; Pounds 1,082/Pounds 2,768, beside the Solent at Eagleshurst, is exceptional: an outlandish Georgian folly with pink chimneypot tower and its own "smugglers' tunnel" down to the shore.

    You're the king of the castle

  • The latter perfume, with the fostering aid of boiling water and lemon-peel, diffused itself throughout the room, and became so highly concentrated around the warm fireside, that the wind passing over the house roof must have rushed off charged with a delicious whiff of it, after buzzing like a great bee at that particular chimneypot.

    Our Mutual Friend

  • On festivals and state occasions they adopt the swallow-tail coat, chimneypot hat, and their accompaniments, displaying all the absurdity of our European fashionable dress.

    The Malay Archipelago

  • As Ah crouched by the chimneypot Ah absolutely knew that if Goldie an 'the boys appeared Ah'd just pitch masel' straight offa the roof there an 'then. tae be quite frank, Ah was no' unattracted tae the idea of one final glorious flight on the wind tae the ultimate freedom available tae a poor girl wi 'nothin' tae lose.

    High Society

  • When they again reached the deck they found that Daimur had been right about the witch, for she had climbed to the roof of the Magician's house and was standing on the tallest chimneypot.

    The Enchanted Island

  • In the street without we heard the crash of a fallen chimneypot.

    The Betrayal

  • But one day when we put our hands on Dr. Scott's chimneypot to make it turn, that was too much for her.

    My Reminiscences

  • There are civilians in black cape-coats of the military pattern, topped off with cold, uncomfortable, but fashionable chimneypot hats, or, more sensibly, with high caps of beaver.

    Russian Rambles

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