Life Style / Christmas / Chimney
Chimney: A vertical pipe in a house that allows smoke and gases to escape from a fireplace (Santa Clause traditionally enters a house through its chimney)
Old Chimney: A pleasant enough brew with a satisfactory balance of hops and malt. Quite light considering the strength.
Saddle: A small second roof built behind the back side of a fireplace chimney to divert water around the chimney. Also, the plate at the bottom of some—usually exterior—door openings. Sometimes call . . . View Full Definition
Plume: A volume of a substance that moves from its source to places farther away from the source. Plumes can be described by the volume of air or water they occupy and the direction they move. For . . . View Full Definition
Header: The first part of an email message that contains controlling and meta-data such as the subject, origin and destination email addresses, the path an email takes, and its priority. May be used . . . View Full Definition
Escapist Literature: Not to be confused with escape literature, escapist literature is designed primarily for imaginative entertainment rather than readings designed for provoking thought or addressing serious s . . . View Full Definition
Flue Lining: 2-foot lengths, fire clay or terra-cotta pipe (round or square) and usually madein all ordinary flue sizes. Used for the inner lining of chimneys with the brick or masonry work done around t . . . View Full Definition
Dans Macabre: (French, 'morbid dance') A gruesome motif or trend that spread through late medieval Europe's visual art, architecture, sculpture, and poetry in the wake of the Black Plague (1347-1349 CE) a . . . View Full Definition
Damper: Part of the suspension connected to the bottom of the speaker cone at the voice coil that centers the voice coil in the magnetic gap. It is sometimes referred to as the spider
Creosote: A type of liquid coating made from coal tar that is used as a wood preservative. It should not be used on wood that will be painted later.
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Income Tax: Common stock with a high dividend yield and few profitable investment opportunities.