chimneypiece


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chim·ney·piece

 (chĭm′nē-pēs′)
n.
1. The mantel of a fireplace.
2. A decoration over a fireplace.

chimneypiece

(ˈtʃɪmnɪˌpiːs)
n
(Architecture) another name (esp Brit) for mantelpiece1
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.chimneypiece - shelf that projects from wall above fireplacechimneypiece - shelf that projects from wall above fireplace; "in Britain they call a mantel a chimneypiece"
fireplace, hearth, open fireplace - an open recess in a wall at the base of a chimney where a fire can be built; "the fireplace was so large you could walk inside it"; "he laid a fire in the hearth and lit it"; "the hearth was black with the charcoal of many fires"
shelf - a support that consists of a horizontal surface for holding objects
Translations

chimneypiece

[ˈtʃɪmnɪˌpiːs] N (Brit) → repisa f de chimenea

chimneypiece

chimney-piece [ˈtʃɪmnipiːs] n (British) (= mantlepiece) → cheminée fchimney pot ntuyau m de cheminéechimney stack n (British)
(= group of chimneys) [house] → souche f de cheminée
[factory] → tuyau m de cheminéechimney sweep nramoneur/euse m/f
References in classic literature ?
Certain wintry branches of candles on the high chimneypiece faintly lighted the chamber: or, it would be more expressive to say, faintly troubled its darkness.
Porthos was in bed, and was playing a game at LANSQUENET with Mousqueton, to keep his hand in; while a spit loaded with partridges was turning before the fire, and on each side of a large chimneypiece, over two chafing dishes, were boiling two stewpans, from which exhaled a double odor of rabbit and fish stews, rejoicing to the smell.
Bartolomeo clenched his fists and struck them on the marble of the chimneypiece.
Alec set both photographs on the chimneypiece, and, falling back a step or two, surveyed them with infinite satisfaction for several minutes, then wheeled round, saying briefly, as he pointed to the two faces
Introduce me, Nickleby,' said this second gentleman, who was lounging with his back to the fire, and both elbows on the chimneypiece.
The massive chimneypiece was of black oak, and above it were carved the arms of the House of Fentolin.
Fixed as the look the young fellow meets, is, there is yet in it some strange power of suddenly including the sketch over the chimneypiece.
The stranger, who was leaning against the chimneypiece with drooping head, looked round and answered, 'No.
Will rows of our willow- pattern dinner-plates be ranged above the chimneypieces of the great in the years 2000 and odd?
The grand smoking room was in Italian Renaissance again, with a marble chimneypiece, surmounted by a carved wooden hood copied from a Della Robbia original.
The entrance hall has a 19th century marbled chimneypiece with tiled fireplace and a corridor to the main rooms including the 18th century former drawing room and library.