chimney sweep


Definition of chimney sweep

: a person whose occupation is cleaning soot from chimney flues

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Examples of chimney sweep in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Call your local chimney sweep for a professional fireplace cleaning and keep flammable materials away from the fireplace. Felicia Dechter,, "Felicia Dechter column: ‘Keep the Wreath Green’ and the turkey off the floor," 3 Dec. 2019 This makes a professional chimney sweep's job much easier, but still necessary. Amy Mitchell, Country Living, "Here's How to Clean Your Chimney—and How Often You Should Be Doing So," 1 Nov. 2019 Her dance alongside six chimney sweeps played right into Flannery's comedic talents. Bryan Alexander, USA TODAY, "'Dancing With the Stars' recap: Disney Night brings princess tears, Hannah Brown as Jasmine," 1 Oct. 2019 Researchers knew that the mechanism that carried the seeds so effortlessly was its delicate crown of ivory fibers, which sort of resemble a chimney sweep’s broom. Rachael Lallensack, Smithsonian, "Five Scientific Findings That Could Lead to New Inventions," 13 July 2019 According to Rania Sarras, owner of The Chimney Chap in Duxbury, Massachusetts, a certified chimney sweep should inspect and clean your chimney and fireplace on an annual basis. Kevin Dupzyk, Popular Mechanics, "So You Want To Fix Your Chimney," 21 Dec. 2018 Eleven-year-old Nan works with a gang of other kids her age, and younger, as a chimney sweep for a money-grubbing sadist named Wilkie Crudd. Meghan Cox Gurdon, WSJ, "Children’s Books: Pachyderm Parties and a Hue That’ll Make You Cry," 20 Sep. 2018 Get an annual fireplace inspection and chimney sweep. Taylor Mead, House Beautiful, "What You Need To Do To Your Home Before Winter Starts," 19 Sep. 2018 Who wouldn't want Mary Poppins and chimney sweep Bert at their party? Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "POLL: How Much Do You Really Love Halloween?," 18 Sep. 2018

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First Known Use of chimney sweep

1727, in the meaning defined above

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“Chimney sweep.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Oct. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of chimney sweep

: a person who cleans the insides of chimneys

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Kids Definition of chimney sweep

: a person who cleans soot from chimneys

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