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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Chimney-piece \Chim"ney-piece`\, chimneypiece \chimneypiece\, n.
A decorative construction around the opening of a fireplace;
also, the shelf that projects from wall above fireplace;
mantlepiece. [Chiefly Brit.]
Syn: mantel, mantelpiece, mantle, mantlepiece.
[1913 Webster + WordNet 1.5]
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
n 1: shelf that projects from wall above fireplace; "in Britain
they call a mantel a chimneypiece" [syn: mantel,
mantelpiece, mantle, mantlepiece, chimneypiece]
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