chimney breast love

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  • Joshua and Ishmael flanked the chimney breast like bookends, watching and listening to the run of the voices, the smooth flow of the guitar and the light glitter of Biddy's hammer-dulcimer dancing like a child around the main flow of the melody.

    Ishmael

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  • 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

  • Still not much clue as to what this is?

    March 24, 2012

  • 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