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 ?
There was blue delft on the chimneypiece. At that time there must have been five hundred dining-rooms in London decorated in exactly the same manner.
Even when the sun shines brilliantly, it seldom touches the grand piano in the recess, or the folio music-books on the stand, or the book-shelves on the wall, or the unfinished picture of a blooming schoolgirl hanging over the chimneypiece; her flowing brown hair tied with a blue riband, and her beauty remarkable for a quite childish, almost babyish, touch of saucy discontent, comically conscious of itself.
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.
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
The massive chimneypiece was of black oak, and above it were carved the arms of the House of Fentolin.
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.
'Introduce me, Nickleby,' said this second gentleman, who was lounging with his back to the fire, and both elbows on 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?
In the main lounge area there is a substantial fireplace that is described by website British Listed Buildings as being a French Renaissance style chimneypiece incorporating the Wynn coat-of-arms.