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Chimney lugLug Lug, n. [Etymol. uncertain.]
1. A rod or pole. [Prov. Eng.] --Wright.
2. A measure of length, being 161/2 feet; a rod, pole, or
perch. [Obs.] `` Eight lugs of ground.' --Spenser.
Chimney lug, or Lug pole, a pole on which a kettle is
hung over the fire, either in a chimney or in the open
air. [Local, U.S.] --Whittier. chimney swallowSwift Swift, n.
1. The current of a stream. [R.] --Walton.
2. (Zo["o]l.) Any one of numerous species of small,
long-winged, insectivorous birds of the family
Micropodid[ae]. In form and habits the swifts resemble
swallows, but they are destitute of complex vocal muscles
and are not singing birds, but belong to a widely
different group allied to the humming birds.
Note: The common European swift (Cypselus, or Micropus,
apus) nests in church steeples and under the tiles of
roofs, and is noted for its rapid flight and shrill
screams. It is called also black martin, black
swift, hawk swallow, devil bird, swingdevil,
screech martin, and shreik owl. The common
American, or chimney, swift (Ch[ae]tura pelagica) has
sharp rigid tips to the tail feathers. It attaches its
nest to the inner walls of chimneys, and is called also
chimney swallow. The Australian swift (Ch[ae]tura
caudacuta) also has sharp naked tips to the tail
quills. The European Alpine swift (Cypselus melba) is
whitish beneath, with a white band across the breast.
The common Indian swift is Cypselus affinis. See also
Palm swift, under Palm, and Tree swift, under
3. (Zo["o]l.) Any one of several species of lizards, as the
4. (Zo["o]l.) The ghost moth. See under Ghost.
5. [Cf. Swivel.] A reel, or turning instrument, for winding
yarn, thread, etc.; -- used chiefly in the plural.
6. The main card cylinder of a flax-carding machine.
Chimney-breast Chim"ney-breast`, n. (Arch.)
The horizontal projection of a chimney from the wall in which
it is built; -- commonly applied to its projection in the
inside of a building only.
Chimney-piece Chim"ney-piece`, n. (Arch.)
A decorative construction around the opening of a fireplace.
Meaning of Chimney from wikipedia
- A chimney
is an architectural ventilation structure
made of masonry, clay or metal
hot toxic exhaust gases
or smoke produced
by a boiler...
- The chimney swift
(Chaetura pelagica) is a bird belonging
to the swift family
Apodidae. A member
of the genus
Chaetura, it is closely related
- A chimney sweep
is a person
ash and soot from chimneys
. The chimney
uses the pressure difference caused
by a hot column
of gas to create
- "The Chimney
Sweeper" is the title
of a poem by William
in two parts
in 1789 and Songs
in 1793. The...
- A chimney
starter, also called
a charcoal chimney
, is a device
that is used to ignite either
briquettes. It is usually
technology, see Solar updraft
tower. A solar chimney
– often referred
to as a thermal chimney
– is a way of improving
the natural ventilation
Tops is a mountain
in the central Great Smoky
Mountains. It is 4,724 feet (1,440 m) above
sea level. Chimney
Tops is a double-capstone **** on...
Rock is a prominent geological
in Morrill County
Nebraska. Rising nearly
300 feet (91 m) above
- Nebraska, USA Chimney
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Park, a 315-foot granite monolith
Carolina, USA Chimney
- The Chimney Museum
(Malay: Muzium Chimney
) is a museum
in Kubong, Labuan, Malaysia. The museum details
when coal mining
was at its...
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