or chimney sweeper
- a person whose business it is to clean out chimneys.
Origin of chimney sweep
First recorded in 1605–15
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Examples from the Web for chimney sweep
I'd send him mine by a chimney-sweep if there were nobody else.Is He Popenjoy?
If you ask who he is, you will be told that he is a chimney-sweep, called 'Jack-in-the-Green.'Chatterbox, 1906
For the chimney-sweep to prate of cleanliness would not be more anomalous.
In this world, if we meet a chimney-sweep in the path we do not hustle with him for the right of way.Orley Farm
I was longing for a good wash, for I felt like a chimney-sweep.By Canoe and Dog-Train
Egerton Ryerson Young
- a person whose job is the cleaning out of soot from chimneys
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