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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MARS| |The door of a property on Forrest Avenue was removed by burglars and placed against a nearby chimney breast at midnight on February 4.
Exposed roof beams, an original fireplace and stone chimney breast are just some of the attractive features in the recently modernised home.
A chimney breast partially collapsed and a roof caved in exposing loft space of two semi-detached properties in The Grove, West Heath, shortly after midday.
Kain, a 14-week-old Akita pup, had climbed out of a loft window of a house in Walker then slipped and fell, with only the chimney breast stopping a potentially tragic fall from the nine-metre-high roof.
It also spread to the plasterboard and we had to knock the chimney breast through to get to that.
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.