One who smokes continually by lighting a new cigarette from the one being finished, as in Before they forbade smoking, bridge tournaments often attracted players who are chain smokers. [c. 1930]
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You expect soldiers of all ranks to understand the need to respect the chain of command, regardless of personal feelings.
Say what you want about Abercrombie & Fitch (A&F), the chain has done something special.
After the scanning takes place, KSM is led down a long corridor flanked by chain-link fences.
Elderly women played Triple Double Diamond and Tiki Magic while they chain-smoked.I Watched a Casino Kill Itself: The Awful Last Nights of Atlantic City’s Taj Mahal|Olivia Nuzzi|December 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
So while mourning the closing of De Robertis, consider that we might someday mourn the bankruptcy of whatever chain replaces it.
"The Smoker," and "Mother and Daughter," a triptych, are two of her principal pictures.Women in the fine arts, from the Seventh Century B.C. to the Twentieth Century A.D.|Clara Erskine Clement
She stood, in her young purity, at one end of the chain of years, and Mrs. Chepstow—did she really stand at the other?Bella Donna|Robert Hichens
Then he closed the spring with a snap, and she let him pass the chain over her hand once more.Rosemary in Search of a Father|C. N. Williamson
The following lines from the same source have been very appropriately called "The Smoker's Calendar."
In European cities juveniles offer the smoker, at every street corner, a "pipe" or a "cigar light."