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yarb commented on the word chimney breast
Well, I'd guess it means the structure that surrounds the chimney itself in a living room. Made of brick or stone and usually tapering toward the ceiling. At least this makes sense of the citation, and I don't know any other term for that thing.
March 24, 2012
Louises commented on the word chimney breast
Still not much clue as to what this is?
As one we crashed into the chimney breast and fell, just to the right of the hearth. From "The Last Werewolf" by Glen Duncan.
March 23, 2012
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