Recent Examples on the WebHearths were convenient, located near an outer wall to ensure safety for the heat to escape through the chimney.
Brenda Yenke, cleveland, 24 Nov. 2022 There was a fire in the walls possibly from the chimney or oil burner, Oquendo said.
Mike Mavredakis, Hartford Courant, 18 Nov. 2022 This silver barrette, shaped like a butterfly, is the chimney to the soul.
Talia Argondezzi, The New Yorker, 12 Nov. 2022 Which country has a tradition of a witch dropping gifts for children through the chimney at Christmas?
Kristen Adaway, Woman's Day, 17 Oct. 2022 Black smoke appears to rise from chimney-like formations of the hottest and deepest known hydrothermal vents on Earth.
Ashley Strickland, CNN, 14 Oct. 2022 Chris grabbed an extension cord and, outside, attempted to tie himself and Lumley to the chimney, but rising storm water washed them onto the nearby deck, Romano said.
Molly Hennessy-fiske, Washington Post, 30 Sep. 2022 Dolly has an elevator in her house, and in the basement the elevator door is decorated like a chimney.
Jason Sheeler, Better Homes & Gardens, 10 Nov. 2022 Nowadays, Parton has her own traditions, including decorating an elevator in her house like a chimney on the basement floor.
Brenton Blanchet, Peoplemag, 10 Nov. 2022 See More
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Middle English, from Anglo-French chiminee, from Late Latin caminata, from Latin caminus furnace, fireplace, from Greek kaminos; perhaps akin to Greek kamara vault