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 for chimneypiece
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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