chimney sweepnoun [ C ]uk /ˈtʃɪm.ni ˌswiːp/ us /ˈtʃɪm.ni ˌswiːp/ informal sweep
Examples from literature
- Chimney sweeps also had warty skin cancer from their bodies being habitually covered with soot and the lethal cancer of the scrotum.
- I opened one of Mr. Dickens's stories the other day and it was actually about a chimney sweep—a common chimney sweep from a workhouse!
- Up—up I went, for some time using my hands and knees, after the fashion of a chimney sweep.
- You are as grimy as chimney sweeps.