open fireplace


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Noun1.open fireplace - an open recess in a wall at the base of a chimney where a fire can be builtopen 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"
chimney - a vertical flue that provides a path through which smoke from a fire is carried away through the wall or roof of a building
fire - a fireplace in which a relatively small fire is burning; "they sat by the fire and talked"
fire iron - metal fireside implements
fireside, hearth - home symbolized as a part of the fireplace; "driven from hearth and home"; "fighting in defense of their firesides"
hearthstone - a stone that forms a hearth
chimneypiece, mantel, mantelpiece, mantlepiece, mantle - shelf that projects from wall above fireplace; "in Britain they call a mantel a chimneypiece"
niche, recess - an enclosure that is set back or indented
water back - water heater consisting of a tank or pipes set at the back of a fireplace or in the firebox of a stove
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There was no cooking-stove on our plantation, and all the cooking for the whites and slaves my mother had to do over an open fireplace, mostly in pots and "skillets." While the poorly built cabin caused us to suffer with cold in the winter, the heat from the open fireplace in summer was equally trying.
The whole of the house-party, with the exception of the Prince himself, were gathered around the great open fireplace at the north end of the hall.
The next winter I used a small cooking-stove for economy, since I did not own the forest; but it did not keep fire so well as the open fireplace. Cooking was then, for the most part, no longer a poetic, but merely a chemic process.
It was lined with books, and there were pictures and statues, and distracting little cabinets full of coins and curiosities, and Sleepy Hollow chairs, and queer tables, and bronzes, and best of all, a great open fireplace with quaint tiles all round it.
A large open fireplace, with rusty dogs in it, and a bare boarded floor; at the far end, fleeces of wool stacked up; in the middle of the floor, some empty corn-bags.
As he spoke he put the money remaining in his pocket, took the title deeds in the bundle as Harker had left them, and swept the remaining things into the open fireplace, where he set fire to them with a match.
The old neglected palazzo, with its lofty carved ceilings and frescoes on the walls, with its floors of mosaic, with its heavy yellow stuff curtains on the windows, with its vases on pedestals, and its open fireplaces, its carved doors and gloomy reception rooms, hung with pictures--this palazzo did much, by its very appearance after they had moved into it, to confirm in Vronsky the agreeable illusion that he was not so much a Russian country gentleman, a retired army officer, as an enlightened amateur and patron of the arts, himself a modest artist who had renounced the world, his connections, and his ambition for the sake of the woman he loved.
It has a reception hall with a re-fitted guest cloakroom/WC off, a front sitting room with a bay window and open fireplace, a huge 30ft plus full width breakfast kitchen with a living room off, huge conservatory extension, four large bedrooms, master with en-suite shower room, and a large fully fitted family house bathroom.
Making up the remainder of the ground floor is a drawing room with an open fireplace, a sitting room complete with double aspect windows, stone fireplace and a wood burning stove, a spacious dining room with a character fireplace, a cloakroom and a two-chambered cellar.
On the first-floor there is also a large lounge with bespoke shelving and an open fireplace, a modern toilet, plus a large kitchen and dining room with modern appliances.
The lounge has an open fireplace with wood burning stove, which you can sit by while looking out over the grounds through a mullioned bay window.