Definition of Chimneysweeper
1. Noun. Someone who cleans soot from chimneys.
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Literary usage of Chimneysweeper
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Peter Priggins, the College Scout by Joseph Hewlett, Theodore Edward Hook (1841)
"... chimneysweeper. In this trim he proceeded to the dormitory, and in fear and trembling, shook his master's shoulder to rouse him from his slumbers. ..."
2. Some Account of the English Stage: From the Restoration in 1660 to 1830 by John Genest (1832)
"... she allows him to visit her—he disguises himself as a chimneysweeper—Courtly and Debonair meet him in the street—they affect to take him for Smut, ..."
3. The Laws Relating to the Poor by Edmund Bott, John Tidd Pratt, Francis Const, Great Britain Court of King's Bench, Barbados (1827)
"no chimneysweeper shall have more than tix apprentice! at one and the same time; and the name of every master chimneysweeper, and the place of his abode, ..."
4. A Practical treatise on the diseases of the testis, and of the spermatic by Thomas Blizard Curling, William H Gobrecht, Paul B Goddard (1856)
"It is known that persons who have been sweeps when young, but have abandoned the occupation, have afterwards been attacked with chimneysweeper's cancer, ..."