chimneysweeper :

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  • n  someone who cleans soot from chimneys

  • 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 .
  • 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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