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chimney corner

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noun
  1. the corner or side of a fireplace.
  2. a place near the fire.
  3. fireside; hearth.

Origin of chimney corner

First recorded in 1570–80
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Examples from the Web for chimney corner

Historical Examples

  • She led him in, and after locking and barring the door, conducted him to the chimney-corner.

    Werwolves

    Elliott O'Donnell

  • They called her Cinderella because she always sat in the chimney-corner.

    Italian Popular Tales

    Thomas Frederick Crane

  • She is dragging with her the chains from the chimney-corner.

    Italian Popular Tales

    Thomas Frederick Crane

  • He was dreading it now, although he sat so quietly smoking in the chimney-corner.

    Our Frank

    Amy Walton

  • Let me give him half my supper, and perhaps he can sleep in the chimney-corner.

    Canada and the Canadians, Vol. 2

    Richard Henry Bonnycastle


British Dictionary definitions for chimney corner

chimney corner

noun
  1. a recess that contains a seat in a large open fireplace; inglenook
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