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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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  • We found my child sitting in the chimney-corner, making a petticoat for her little god-daughter out of her own old clothes.

    The Amber Witch Wilhelm Meinhold
  • She led him in, and after locking and barring the door, conducted him to the chimney-corner.

    Werwolves Elliott O'Donnell
  • "We shall all perish," wailed an old woman, shrinking back further into the chimney-corner, and wringing her hands.

    The Firebrand S. R. Crockett
  • Let me give him half my supper, and perhaps he can sleep in the chimney-corner.

    Canada and the Canadians, Vol. 2 Richard Henry Bonnycastle
  • She pointed to a seat by the fire, and entered the other side of the chimney-corner herself.

    Return of the Native Thomas Hardy
  • The chimney-corner, at that date, was literally a chimney-corner.

    All's Well Emily Sarah Holt
  • Florence is my chimney-corner, where I can sulk and be happy.

  • My uncle's big arm-chair was no longer in the chimney-corner.

    Mauprat George Sand
  • But it is time the elder generation withdrew to the chimney-corner and gave us our rights!

    The Coryston Family Mrs. Humphry Ward
  • The good lady, however, had not of late years deserted her chimney-corner.

    Paul Clifford, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton
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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