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  1. chimneysweeper, chimneysweep, sweepnoun

    someone who cleans soot from chimneys


  1. chimneysweep

    A chimney sweep is a person who clears soot and creosote from chimneys. The chimney uses the pressure difference caused by a hot column of gas to create a draught and draw air over the hot coals or wood enabling continued combustion. Chimneys may be straight or contain many changes of direction. During normal operation, a layer of creosote builds up on the inside of the chimney, restricting the flow. The creosote can also catch fire, setting the chimney (and potentially the entire building) alight. The chimney must be swept to remove the soot. In Great Britain, master sweeps took apprentices, typically workhouse or orphan boys, and trained them to climb chimneys. In the German States, master sweeps belonged to trade guilds and did not use climbing boys. In Italy, Belgium, and France climbing boys were used. The occupation requires some dexterity, and carries health risks.


  1. chimneysweep

    A chimneysweep is a professional cleaner who removes soot, ash, and debris from chimneys. The occupation evolved out of the need to clean the inside of chimneys to maintain safety and efficiency in fireplaces and heating systems. They also inspect structures for fire hazards and damage, and can perform repairs when necessary.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of chimneysweep in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of chimneysweep in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1


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