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fireplace (plural fireplaces)
- An open hearth for holding a fire at the base of a chimney.
1963, Margery Allingham, chapter 3, The China Governess:
- Sepia Delft tiles surrounded the fireplace, their crudely drawn Biblical scenes in faded cyclamen blending with the pinkish pine, while above them, instead of a mantelshelf, there was an archway high enough to form a balcony with slender balusters and a tapestry-hung wall behind.
an open hearth for holding a fire