fireplace


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Synonyms for fireplace

an open recess in a wall at the base of a chimney where a fire can be built

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See what great logs of wood have been rolled into the fireplace, and what a broad, bright blaze goes leaping up the chimney
Only when it came to the fireplace did she make a last stand.
When Mr Korbes came home, he went to the fireplace to make a fire; but the cat threw all the ashes in his eyes: so he ran to the kitchen to wash himself; but there the duck splashed all the water in his face; and when he tried to wipe himself, the egg broke to pieces in the towel all over his face and eyes.
The fireplace, where she had expected the ample width and ponderous carving of former times, was contracted to a Rumford, with slabs of plain though handsome marble, and ornaments over it of the prettiest English china.
that won't take long," said Kennedy, going to work on the fireplace, where he had a brisk flame crackling and sparkling in a minute or two.
The Colonel, still standing in front of the fireplace, uttered no word.
By and by Ojo lighted the fire and the logs blazed freely in the broad fireplace.
said Aline, crossing the room towards the fireplace and thereby becoming the unconscious cause of the other accident.
A glance at the fireplace, however, showed her the cause of the terror, and she burst into a hearty fit of laughter.
This abrupt entrance was such an infringement on the established rules of the household of Cornelius van Baerle, that the latter, at the sight of Craeke, almost convulsively moved his hand which covered the bulbs, so that two of them fell on the floor, one of them rolling under a small table, and the other into the fireplace.
The crowning feature of the room was a huge fireplace of rough stones and boulders.
Over the fireplace there was a large old-fashioned gilt mirror.
On a low stool by the hearthside, the only article of furniture in the place, sat his mother, staring into a fireplace strewn with blackened embers and cold ashes.
There was no fireplace, no furniture; there was nothing: besides the cobwebs and the dust, the four men were the only objects there which were not a part of the structure.
The day on which a serious and unlooked-for struggle about this appointment began, after a ministerial dinner which preceded one of those receptions which ministers regard as public, des Lupeaulx was standing beside the fireplace near the minister's wife.