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See also: çhymney
- A vertical tube or hollow column used to emit environmentally polluting gaseous and solid matter (including but not limited to by-products of burning carbon- or hydrocarbon-based fuels); a flue.
- Synonym: (Northern England, Scotland) lum
- 1881–1882, Robert Louis Stevenson, Treasure Island, London; Paris: Cassell & Company, published 14 November 1883, OCLC 702939134:
- Our chimney was a square hole in the roof: it was but a little part of the smoke that found its way out, and the rest eddied about the house, and kept us coughing and piping the eye.
- 1936, Rollo Ahmed, The Black Art, London: Long, page 112:
- Witches always anointed themselves with ointments before departing up the chimney to their Sabbaths.
- The glass flue surrounding the flame of an oil lamp.
- (Britain) The smokestack of a steam locomotive.
- A narrow cleft in a rock face; a narrow vertical cave passage.
- (vulgar, euphemistic) A vagina.
- (Northern Ireland, slang) A black eye; a shiner.
- chimney balloon
- chimney campanula
- chimney can
- chimney cap
- chimney corner
- chimney effect
- chimney flashing
- chimney hook
- chimney money
- chimney pot
- chimney-pot hat
- Chimney Rock
- chimney stack
- chimney stalk
- chimney swallow
- chimney sweep
- chimney sweep's cancer
- chimney sweep's carcinoma
- chimney swift
- fairy chimney
- smoke like a chimney
vertical tube or hollow column; a flue
glass flue surrounding the flame of an oil lamp
UK: smokestack of a steam locomotive
narrow cleft in a rock face
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- (climbing) To negotiate a chimney (narrow vertical cave passage) by pushing against the sides with back, feet, hands, etc.