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A warm seat at the side of an old-fashioned fireplace.
- ‘Scrooge questions the ghost about whether or not Tiny Tim will live, and the ghost foretells of a vacant seat in the chimney corner where Tim's little stool rests and a crutch leaning against the wall there.’
- ‘One of the last photographs of him shows him in his seventeenth-century timbered cottage, resting on a sofa beside the massive open fire chimney corner.’
- ‘I re-installed the marker nail, and re-snapped the chalk lines that extend to the chimney corners.’
- ‘Sitting by the chimney corner as we grow old, the commonest things around us take on live meanings and hint at the difference between these driving times and the calm, slow moving days when we were young.’
- ‘The stair hall became the site of the grandest mantelpiece the house had to offer, and inglenooks (chimney corners) were in high vogue.’
chimney corner/ˈCHimnē ˈˌkôrnər/
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