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chimney corner

the corner or side of a fireplace.
a place near the fire.
fireside; hearth.
Origin of chimney corner
1570-80 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Did you never think that perhaps next Christmas there might be another stocking, just a tiny one, to hang in the chimney corner?

    The Arena Various
  • The man who had spoken sprang toward his rifle in the chimney corner.

  • And there, in the chimney corner, looking thin and worn, sat Tom.

    The Girls of St. Olave's Mabel Mackintosh
  • Coffee was always an accomplished fact at hand in the chimney corner.

    At Fault Kate Chopin.
  • You will have fresh life from outside, and not be a burden to younger lives impatient of your chimney corner.

    Girls and Women Harriet E. Paine (AKA E. Chester}
  • A rogue in the chimney corner told him, "Sir, you'll burn your spurs."

  • Lilac set down her basket, and opened the door of a cupboard near the chimney corner.

  • And I think we fell asleep in the chimney corner after that.

    The Christmas Fairy John Strange Winter
  • He sat in the chimney corner, in an arm-chair to which Liz had tied him to prevent his falling into the fire.

    The Red Man's Revenge R.M. Ballantyne
  • In a few minutes a fire was blazing and crackling in the chimney corner.

British Dictionary definitions for chimney corner

chimney corner

a recess that contains a seat in a large open fireplace; inglenook
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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