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chimney breast

noun
1.
a part of a chimney or fireplace that projects out from the wall, usually inside the building.
Origin of chimney breast
1835-1845
1835-45
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  • The interior of a chimney breast behind the stove should always be filled in solid with concrete or brickwork.

  • Fig. 31 illustrates the common form of constructing a chimney breast where a grate is to be used.

    Convenient Houses Louis Henry Gibson
  • The chimney breast, or projecting wall forming the chimney, received especial attention.

    Old Time Wall Papers Katherine Abbott Sanborn
  • He was dragged backward and knew that he was going through a secret panel near the chimney breast.

    The Bradys' Chinese Clew Francis Worcester Doughty
  • Frequently the mantel is done away with entirely and the chimney breast treated independently as a whole.

    Making a Fireplace Henry H. Saylor
  • The chimney breast may be stepped back at the shelf height to form a narrow stone ledge, or the breast left without any shelf.

    Making a Fireplace Henry H. Saylor
  • It springs from the chimney breast to the header of wood in front.

    Convenient Houses Louis Henry Gibson
  • The servant was closing the window, her mistress standing near the chimney breast, when there was a sudden crash.

British Dictionary definitions for chimney breast

chimney breast

noun
1.
the wall or walls that surround the base of a chimney or fireplace
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