chimney corner


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chimney corner

n
(Building) a recess that contains a seat in a large open fireplace; inglenook
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Noun1.chimney corner - a corner by a fireplacechimney corner - a corner by a fireplace    
nook, corner - an interior angle formed by two meeting walls; "a piano was in one corner of the room"
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Joe and I being fellow-sufferers, and having confidences as such, Joe imparted a confidence to me, the moment I raised the latch of the door and peeped in at him opposite to it, sitting in the chimney corner.
"Hark!" said I, when I had done my stirring, and was taking a final warm in the chimney corner before being sent up to bed; "was that great guns, Joe?"
The carter seeing that he had thus lost all that he had, went down into his kitchen; and was still not sorry for what he had done, but sat himself angrily and sulkily in the chimney corner. But the sparrow sat on the outside of the window, and cried 'Carter!
Mother Rigby always liked to flavor her pipe with a coal of fire from the particular chimney corner whence this had been brought.
"It was the old dame in the chimney corner, at the house where you watched last night," said the child.
Badgered by dreams, perhaps, he swayed with little bounces and starts, like an old toddy-stricken grandfather in a chimney corner. Dust and stains were upon his face.
At one end of the room is a great fireplace, so very spacious that there is room enough for three or four boys to stand in each of the chimney corners. This was the good old fashion of fireplaces when there was wood enough in the forests to keep people warm without their digging into the bowels of the earth for coal.
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Here is a tale that to quote Sir Philip Sidney would 'hold children from play and old men from the chimney corner'.
She also was a member of two local church groups, The Chimney Corner and The Neighborhood Circle where she served as President and Vice President.
To the first floor there is the main lounge with views of the Menai Strait and Chimney Corner. Master bedroom has en suite, and there are a further three double bedrooms and a newly refitted shower.
"What nobody has allowed for is the fact that a generation or two ago the old people were not that much of a problem because when you got old you sat in the chimney corner and people looked after you and fed you until you died.