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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
 
Chimney
 
A smoking chimney in a great house is a good sign.  1
A smoky chimney and a scolding wife are two bad companions.  2
A sooty chimney costs many a beefsteak.  3
There is not always good cheer where the chimney smokes.  4
Where the chimney smokes the meal is being cooked.  Hans Andersen.  5
 
 
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