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another name (esp Brit) for mantelpiece (sense 1)
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  • Over the chimneypiece presided the portrait of Mr. Jorrocks persuading his horse to cross a stream.

    The Country House John Galsworthy
  • He turned and laid his arms on the chimneypiece, burying his head on them.

    Robert Elsmere Mrs. Humphry Ward
  • Then she began to arrange the lilies of the valley in a little copper bowl she found on the chimneypiece.

    Audrey Craven May Sinclair
  • Let me hide, too, these ridiculous monsters which ornament my chimneypiece.

  • "I am quite at your command," and I went and leaned against the chimneypiece.

    To Have and To Hold Mary Johnston
  • I am quite at your command, and I went and leaned against the chimneypiece.

    By order of the company Mary Johnston
  • The chimneypiece, reaching the whole height of the wall, is of liver-coloured marble.

  • The size of the chimneypiece impressed him, and also its rich carving.

    The Regent E. Arnold Bennett
  • On the chimneypiece, the tables, and the consoles, were strewn the jewel-cases.

  • He smiled at his own reflection in the mirror over the chimneypiece.

    Hyacinth George A. Birmingham

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