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Chiefly British. mantlepiece.
Obsolete. a decoration over a fireplace.
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Origin of chimney piece
First recorded in 1605–15
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How to use chimney piece in a sentence
Richard laid the shillings on the chimneypiece, and proceeded to make up the fire before he went.There and Back|George MacDonald
He swayed and caught at the ledge of the chimneypiece, almost knocking over one of the two candles which burned there.The Adventures of Harry Revel|Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
Would the lady object to my lighting the pair of candles on the chimneypiece, to throw a further light upon the subject?Our Mutual Friend|Charles Dickens
I am quite at your command, and I went and leaned against the chimneypiece.By order of the company|Mary Johnston
Lyell's picture now hangs over my chimneypiece, and uncommonly glad I am to have it, and thank you for it.More Letters of Charles Darwin Volume II|Charles Darwin
British Dictionary definitions for chimney piece
/ (ˈtʃɪmnɪˌpiːs) /
another name (esp Brit) for mantelpiece (def. 1)
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