Definition of Chimney breast
1. Noun. Walls that project out from the wall of a room and surround the chimney base.
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Literary usage of Chimney breast
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1. Notes on Building Construction: Arranged to Meet the Requirements of the by Henry Fidler, Great Britain Dept. of Science and Art (1891)
"The extra width required for the flues in the chimney breast on the other ... Sometimes one side of the chimney breast is made narrower than the other ..."
2. The Open Fire-place in All Ages by John Pickering Putnam (1880)
"These openings in the masonry of the chimney-breast are then covered by ... When the side instead of the front of the chimney-breast contains the door, ..."
3. A Practical Treatise on Warming Buildings by Hot Water, Steam, and Hot Air by Charles Hood (1885)
"Forms of Fireplaces and Chimneys—Should be made to reflect heat — Contraction of Chimney-breast — Hollow Hearths and Backs for Fireplaces—Rumford's ..."
4. The Ventilation, Heating, and Lighting of Dwellings by Joseph William Thomas (1906)
"Chimney-Breast through one of these openings into Ventilator. j^e ... crevices in the register and around the door of the ventilator in the chimney-breast. ..."
5. The Story of the Exposition: Being the Official History of the International by Frank Morton Todd (1921)
"... or other flue; the trimmer beam shall not be less than eight inches from the inside of the flue, and four inches from the outside of a chimney breast. ..."
6. Advanced Building Construction: A Manual for Students by Henry Fidler (1892)
"The extra width required for the flues in the chimney breast on the other ... Sometimes one side of the chimney breast is made narrower than the other; ..."