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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Buildings, Geography
chimneychim‧ney /ˈtʃɪmni/ ●●○ noun [countable]  1 roof.jpg TBBa vertical pipe that allows smoke from a fire to pass out of a building up into the air, or the part of this pipe that is above the roof We can’t light a fire because the chimney hasn’t been swept.2 a tall vertical structure containing a chimneysmokestack a factory chimney3 technicalSG a narrow opening in tall rocks or cliffs that you can climb up4 smoke like a chimney
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chimneySmoke drifted from a chimney.You don't need a chimney of those proportions nowadays.Remember your load-bearing walls and chimneys from the roof inspection?Smoke poured from the central chimney, the rich, black coal smoke from the furnace.Check chimney flues and heating equipment in summer and do maintenance, make repairs or replace an outmoded system.Half way down the row of chimneys is the well.She is preoccupied with the chimney opposite her balcony, against which a shape is leaning.White chimney smoke is the traditional signal that a new pope has been chosen.
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