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chimney pronunciación
noun (chimneys )
1
a a vertical structure made of brick, stone or steel, that carries smoke, steam, fumes or heated air away from a fireplace, stove, furnace or engine;
b the top part of this, rising from a roof.
2 a vent in a volcano.
3 a glass funnel protecting the flame of a lamp.
4 mountaineering a steep narrow cleft in a rock face, just large enough for a mountaineer to enter and climb.
[14c: from French cheminée , from Latin camera caminata room with a fireplace]


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