1. Front wall, from base to top, necessary to house a chimney, and containing the fireplace.
2. Wall over the fire-place, whether or not projecting from the wall, carried on the arch, bar, mantle, or tree: it is essentially that part of the wall facing the room and forming one side of the chimney.
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