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Definitions of flue

  1. To expand or splay, as the jambs of a window. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  2. An inclosed passage way for establishing and directing a current of air, gases, etc.; an air passage Webster Dictionary DB
  3. A compartment or division of a chimney for conveying flame and smoke to the outer air. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. A passage way for conducting a current of fresh, foul, or heated air from one place to another. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. Light down, such as rises from cotton, fur, etc.; very fine lint or hair. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. In an organ flue pipe, the opening between the lower lip and the languet. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. A pipe or passage for conveying flame and hot gases through surrounding water in a boiler; - distinguished from a tube which holds water and is surrounded by fire. Small flues are called fire tubes or simply tubes. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. A pipe or passage to convey away smoke, hot air, etc. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  9. A passage for smoke in a chimney, leading from the fireplace to the top of the chimney, or into another passage; a pipe or tube for conveying heat to water in certain kinds of steam boilers; a passage in a wall for the purpose of conducting heat from one part of a building to another. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  10. Soft down or fur; very fine hair; flew. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  11. A money of account of Morocco of the value of 1-12 of a cent. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  12. Chimney or channel for carrying off smoke or gas. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  13. A channel or passage for smoke, air, or gas from a fire; a chimney. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  14. A passage or pipe for conveying away smoke, or conveying heat. See Flute. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  15. Soft down, fur, or hair; stuff. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  16. A small chimney leading into a larger; a passage for conveying smoke and flame from a fire; a tube or shaft for conveying heat, &c. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for flue

  1. The case of too short a funnel is more general than would be imagined, and often found where one would not expect it; for it is not uncommon in ill- contrived buildings, instead of having a separate funnel for each fire- place, to bend and turn the funnel of an upper room so as to make it enter the side of another flue that comes from below. – The Cook and Housekeeper's Complete and Universal Dictionary; Including a System of Modern Cookery, in all Its Various Branches, by Mary Eaton
  2. I've no doubt the reason it smokes so is, because that secret closet interferes with the flue – I and My Chimney by Herman Melville
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