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chimney pot

noun, Chiefly British
an earthenware or metal pipe or deflector, often cylindrical, fitted on the top of a chimney to increase draft and reduce or disperse smoke.
Origin of chimney pot
1820-30 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • He will even discard his feathers, which at least were picturesque, for a chimney-pot hat innocent of nap.

    Tea-Table Talk Jerome K. Jerome
  • How did the name of Tompkins get into your chimney-pot, Captain?

    Three Hats Alfred Debrun
  • I knew now that he was talking to his brother, but he certainly seemed to be addressing himself to the chimney-pot.

    Brownsmith's Boy George Manville Fenn
  • The chimney-pot to which he had to fix the flue was in the middle of the roof.

    L'Assommoir Emile Zola
  • The rising sun sent a deflected ray from chimney-pot or steeple to welcome him—when fog and smoke permitted.

    Post Haste R.M. Ballantyne
  • Notice the sharp outline of that chimney-pot against the sky.

    The Gay Adventure Richard Bird
  • And he made a lot of excellent jokes at the chimney-pot hat, jokes he had read in the Globe 'turnovers' on that subject.

    The Wheels of Chance H. G. Wells
  • He had on a dark brown coat, and dark pantaloons and a chimney-pot hat.

    The American Senator Anthony Trollope
  • Native industry was represented at one place along the line by three tiles, a chimney-pot, and a length of piping on a slab.

    While the Billy Boils Henry Lawson
  • Rosalind did not wait to see the black column of smoke start for its chimney-pot, but went straight to the patient's bedside.

    Somehow Good William de Morgan

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