chimney breast


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chimney breast

n
1. (Building) the wall or walls that surround the base of a chimney or fireplace
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Noun1.chimney breast - walls that project out from the wall of a room and surround the chimney base
wall - an architectural partition with a height and length greater than its thickness; used to divide or enclose an area or to support another structure; "the south wall had a small window"; "the walls were covered with pictures"
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chimney breast

nbocca del camino
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It also spread to the plasterboard and we had to knock the chimney breast through to get to that.
There is a formal dining room, and kitchen with Aga set into a chimney breast.
The large kitchen has the original chimney breast exposed, which is a great feature, while the master bedroom is huge with two wooden sash windows, which create a gorgeous light, airy and spacious room.
Also, due to the construction of some buildings, usually pre-Edwardian ones, dampness can be drawn up from the ground below into the chimney breast and reveal walls.
I've removed a Georgian-style mantelpiece spanning the chimney breast (inappropriate in a small cottage, I felt).
Q About six months ago, we had our lounge ceiling and walls skimmed and we hung wallpaper on the chimney breast.
The house was built around 1870 and the wall would have been at the side of a chimney breast, which was removed more than 25 years ago.
Through the archway into the family area there is a brickwork fireplace with a full height chimney breast.
Wall to be made good and chimney breast to be painted as necessary.
THIS beautifully carved 13th-century grave slab has been mutilated and re-used in a chimney breast after Henry VIII's dissolution of the monasteries closed down Valle Crucis Abbey.
This is divided by a large chimney breast supporting an abundance of oak beams overhead and housing a double-sided wood-burning stove.