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chimney piece

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noun
  1. Chiefly British. mantlepiece.
  2. Obsolete. a decoration over a fireplace.

Origin of chimney piece

First recorded in 1605–15
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Examples from the Web for chimneypiece

Historical Examples

  • He turned and laid his arms on the chimneypiece, burying his head on them.

    Robert Elsmere

    Mrs. Humphry Ward

  • "I am quite at your command," and I went and leaned against the chimneypiece.

    To Have and To Hold

    Mary Johnston

  • Let me hide, too, these ridiculous monsters which ornament my chimneypiece.

  • On the chimneypiece, the tables, and the consoles, were strewn the jewel-cases.

  • I am quite at your command, and I went and leaned against the chimneypiece.


British Dictionary definitions for chimneypiece

chimneypiece

noun
  1. another name (esp Brit) for mantelpiece (def. 1)
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