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 As March approaches, be sure to include hiring a professional chimney sweep to your spring cleaning list. Isabel Garcia, House Beautiful, 9 Feb. 2021 As someone who came out of the NFL and lost everything and was a chimney sweep for a few months, a security guard at night. Marisa Schultz, Fox News, 13 Dec. 2020 Before the cooler weather hits, contact a chimney sweep or chimney service company for a professional cleaning. Houston Chronicle, 17 Oct. 2020 Call your local chimney sweep for a professional fireplace cleaning and keep flammable materials away from the fireplace. Felicia Dechter,, 3 Dec. 2019 This makes a professional chimney sweep's job much easier, but still necessary. Amy Mitchell, Country Living, 1 Nov. 2019 Her dance alongside six chimney sweeps played right into Flannery's comedic talents. Bryan Alexander, USA TODAY, 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, 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, 21 Dec. 2018

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First Known Use of chimney sweep

1727, in the meaning defined above

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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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