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

  • noun someone who cleans soot from chimneys, usually as a profession.

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  • noun Alternative form of chimney sweep.

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  • noun someone who cleans soot from chimneys


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  • Meanwhile, as Senator Clinton is completely dominating all of the significant microtrendic categories, such as historical village chimneysweep reenactors aged 22 years and younger with Hallervorden-Spatz Syndrome and previous year's adjusted gross income of $132,000 or above, any schoolchild can easily see that Senator Clinton's rapidly approaching election as the next President of the United States of America is a fait accompli.

    Hillary Super-Delegates In Washington State Wavering

  • Oh, and her Brits had all the verisimilitude of Dick van Dyke's Cockney chimneysweep...

    The New Space Opera, part 1

  • Did you see that bloody chimneysweep near shove my eye out with his brush? —


  • I hired them because I needed the chimney cleaned in February and the first four chimneysweep companies I called either had disconnected numbers or I got answering machines and the Mad Hatter was the first one that a human answered the telephone for.

    Mad hatters in the house, aliens in the vents

  • In fact I fear sometimes that I have the ambition of a genius, the eye and ear of a genius, and the talent of a chimneysweep.

    Alvin Journeyman

  • A chimneysweep diagnosed pigeons nesting in our defunct flues.

    the secret sense

  • 'And to your town girls, who no longer see romance in a chimneysweep, your poacher's a pirate and your shepherd a poet.

    Martin Pippin in the Apple Orchard

  • In the character of Cupid he more than once descended, with terror, in his flying-gear; as harlequin he used to issue from the egg; and as a little chimneysweep to play the sharpest tricks.

    Chapter XVIII. Book IV

  • Did you see that bloody chimneysweep near shove my eye out with his brush?


  • And then the chimneysweep renews his rounds, and the milkman follows him.

    Lost Leaders


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