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Princeton's WordNet

  1. chimneysweeper, chimneysweep, sweepnoun

    someone who cleans soot from chimneys

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Chimneysweepernoun

    Etymology: from chimney and sweeper.

    To look like her, are chimneysweepers black:
    And since her time are colliers counted bright. William Shakespeare.

    The little chimneysweeper skulks along,
    And marks with sooty stains the heedless throng. John Gay, Triv.

    Even lying Ned the chimneysweeper of Savoy, and Tom the Portugal dustman, put in their claims. John Arbuthnot, Hist. of J. Bull.

    Golden lads and girls, all must,
    As chimneysweepers, come to dust. William Shakespeare, Cymbeline.


  1. chimneysweeper

    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. chimneysweeper

    A chimneysweeper is a professional who removes soot, built-up creosote and blockages from chimneys. This is done to prevent chimney fires and allow for efficient operation of fireplaces, stoves, and boilers. The role may also involve inspection and repair of chimneys for structural integrity and safety. Chimneysweepers also often called chimney sweeps.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of chimneysweeper in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of chimneysweeper in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6


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