chimneysweeper chimneysweeper


  • (n) someone who cleans soot from chimneys



  1. Apprenticed to a master chimneysweeper ; at the age of twelve years, Lawrence climbed flues for seven years before he turned from the unappealing work to butchering and then .
  2. Gamfield, the chimneysweeper in Oliver Twist, who labored under "the slight imputation of having bruised three or four boys to death," explained the attitude of masters to boys .
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/sə ˈbɔr də ˌneɪt /