from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A group of chimneys carried up together.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun the part of the chimney that is above the roof; it usually has several flues.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the part of the chimney that is above the roof; usually has several flues


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  • Far worse, following my too-brief possession of a spectacular position, was the chimneystack directly outside that completely screened any view.

    Michael Henry Adams: Some Great New Books! 2009

  • The old decommissioned chimneystack rose from the schoolyard like a tower erected in honour of learning.

    Archive 2009-08-01 David McDuff 2009

  • Seated on it, against no more romantic object than a blackened chimneystack over which some bumble creeper had been trained, they both pored over one book; both with attentive faces; Jenny with the sharper; Lizzie with the more perplexed.

    Our Mutual Friend 2004

  • There's little left, but a chimneystack and a burned bicycle, and there was nothing anyone could do.

    CNN Transcript Aug 3, 2003 2003

  • Well, tumbling down that roof Ah manages tae stick ma hand an 'leg doon on ma right side and sure enough Ah sort of slewed across the tiles that way and came tae rest against that chimneystack, bashing ma head somethin' rotten in the process.

    High Society Elton, Ben 2002

  • Before they had covered a mile the clouds suddenly opened overhead, and the crescent moon and the stars showed through and gave them enough light to make out the chimneystack of the ruined mill against the night sky.

    The Seventh Scroll Smith, Wilbur 1995

  • The nearest grove of trees was more than a hundred yards away, beyond a small heap of stones that might have been the remnants of a tumbled chimneystack.

    Dragonfly in Amber Gabaldon, Diana 1992

  • Outside, the snow was falling steadily in feathery flakes, hiding the grime of London beneath a garment of shimmering white and transforming the commonplace houses built of brick and mortar, each capped with its ugly chimneystack, into glittering fairy palaces, crowned with silver towers and minarets.

    The Lamp of Fate Margaret Pedler


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