chimley

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

By dissimilation of mn to ml.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

chimley (plural chimleys)

  1. (Britain, dialect, New England, archaic) Alternative form of chimney
    • 1899, The Leisure Hour: An Illustrated Magazine for Home Reading
      "Mr. Gibbs come in just now," said Mrs. Blewett, "and left his ticket over the chimley. There 'tis. I haven't touched it."