One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
An earthenware or metal pipe at the top of a chimney, narrowing the aperture and increasing the updraught.
- ‘They were called to Sandmartin Crescent, Stanway, after a bolt of lightning struck a chimney pot.’
- ‘As I stare out of the window, I notice the frame needs sanding and painting, the ivy is threatening to throttle the chimney pot, and the council is about to send in the Triffid team to sort out our weeds.’
- ‘After a morning trawling reclamation yards, he has returned with a chimney pot, paving stones and welding rods for gutter brackets.’
- ‘We left the kite tangled around a chimney pot, as you can just make out in the photo.’
- ‘Christmas may be the season of good cheer but goodwill to all men doesn't extend to the criminal fraternity, for whom opportunities for rich pickings increase faster than Santa can get down a chimney pot.’
- ‘A swarm of bees arrived in Derrybeg last Sunday and decided to make a hive in a chimney pot in Third Avenue.’
- ‘They content themselves with resurfacing pensioners' driveways at £1, 000 a throw while Cousin Joey slaps a bit of mortar on the chimney pot for another five hundred notes, cash in hand.’
- ‘Not only does the chimney closure act as a functional unit for the home, it also looks very impressive and perfectly complements the exterior of homes when placed on the chimney pot.’
- ‘The BBC reported that a chimney pot fell off and some bottles rattled on the shelves of an off-licence.’
- ‘In other cases, however, a house or building might have a large flue, but not be visually suited for a huge chimney pot.’
- ‘Last Thursday night, men in combat jackets climbed the roofs of the mostly deserted homes of Cluan Place, on the Protestant side, and placed UVF flags in each chimney pot.’
- ‘Maybe I'll just have one foot resting on the peak, and the other further back, and I'll just happen to hug this chimney pot.’
- ‘She then realised that it was an earthquake, the like of which has probably never been felt in Sale before, and went out to check her chimney pot.’
- ‘He took a deep breath of contentment and then ducked in alarm as a jet fighter tried to remove his eardrums and his chimney pot.’
- ‘‘We need to count chimney pots,’ says Tucker, ‘because we don't have a huge population to target in our own heartland.’’
- ‘A chimney pot fell through a house in Ringwood Avenue, Fallowfield and another fell from the roof in Moston.’
- ‘Strange things begin to happen - sounds, missing house cats, scary paranormal nail-poppings, a falling chimney pot that injures one of the workers.’
- ‘Thieves stole an old terracotta chimney pot and wheelbarrow from one garden, together worth £140, and two brown Victorian-style chimney pots worth £80 from another.’
- ‘There are lots of chimney pots, which means we can diversify very easily.’
- ‘Bees buzz around a honeypot and huge storks feather their nests on every available chimney pot and ledge.’
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