A chimney is a masonry, clay, or metal architectural ventilation structure that separates hot hazardous exhaust gases or smoke produced by a boiler, stove, furnace, incinerator, or fireplace from human living quarters. The "fue" is the space within a chimney. A chimney can be used for aesthetic purposes as well as for venting.
The word "chimneyed" means to send up a smoke signal. A "chimney sweep" is someone who cleans out your fireplace. A "chimera" is a mythical beast with the head of a lion, the body of a goat, and the tail of a snake. It was said to have been created by Prometheus in order to fool Zeus into never letting him die.
The word "chime" comes from the same root as "chimney." It means to send up an alarm signal, especially one that calls people to prayer. So, chiming bells are used in churches as an alert system for priests to call people to pray.
It was originally used to describe Prometheus, who tricked Zeus into giving him fire so he could give it to humans instead. However, since Prometheus was always willing to face punishment for his act, we may want to think of him as our ally rather than our enemy.
A chimney is a vertical tube or hollow column used to expel ecologically harmful gaseous and solid materials (including, but not limited to, by-products of burning carbon or hydrocarbon-based fuels); a flue; and a fireplace is an open hearth for maintaining a fire at the foot of a chimney. The word "chimney" comes from the French cheminée, which means "smoking hole." In modern times, smoke enters through the top opening and goes into a venting system that removes air pollutants created by the burning material.
The main purpose of a chimney is to remove smoke from the house and out of the building. It does this by drawing in fresh outside air through the roof and passing it though the chamber where fuel is burned, after which time the clean air is expelled back out through another window or door. This cycle continues while there is still smoke being produced. Chimneys can be either masonry or wood. Masonry chimneys are constructed of stone or brick and are usually found in older buildings while wood chimneys are available in a variety of styles including Victorian, country farmhouse, and colonial. They can also be made of metal or plastic. Modern chimneys are mostly flat or slightly angled roofs with holes called vent caps located on the side opposite the house.
Fireplaces are often included as part of a home's decor and some people may think they're just for decoration too but they are also useful when you need to heat your home.
The word chimney can also be used as a noun: A flue is a vertical tube or hollow column used to expel ecologically harmful gaseous and solid materials (including but not limited to byproducts of the combustion of carbon or hydrocarbon-based fuels). The glass flue that surrounds an oil lamp's flame. Such items are called flue products. The term "chimney sweep" is still in use today to describe a person who cleans out and sweeps their house's chimneys.
Chimneys are usually located on top of houses or buildings. They provide an outlet for smoke from a fire inside the building to leave through pipes (smoke passages) installed below ground level or in an attic. Chimneys were originally designed to release smoke into the air where it would dissipate without causing damage to the surrounding environment. However many fires cause excessive amounts of smoke which can lead to severe health problems for those nearby. For this reason, some countries have laws requiring smoke detectors to be installed in homes.
In modern times, chimneys are also used as decorative features or for practical purposes such as heating houses. Some famous people with chimneys named after them include Thomas Chinnery (1753-1828), an English cabinet maker
And Joseph Chinnery (1770-1847), an English silversmith.