61 examples of chimney-sweep in sentences
Probably my idea of enjoyment would not accord with the chimney-sweep's, but at the same time I don't look down on the poor beggar because he hasn't been as fortunate as I in getting his bread well buttered.
" "Then why do you not recognize it in your chimney-sweep?
Close by her side stood a little chimney-sweep, as black as coal and also made of china....
Then the little shepherdess cried, and looked at her sweetheart, the chimney-sweep.
When the chimney-sweep saw that she was quite firm, he said, "My way is through the stove up the chimney." ...
Once he read to her that wonderful sad tale of Hans Christian Andersen's which treats of the china chimney-sweep and the shepherdess, who eloped from their bedizened tiny parlor-table, and were frightened by the vastness of the world outside, and crept ignominiously back to their fit home.
And the old grandfather was glad, at bottom, he had it in his neck so that he couldn't nod and separate the shepherdess from the chimney-sweep.
"My dear," the colonel said whimsically, "I am afraid we are rather like the shepherdess and the chimney-sweep of the fable I read you very long ago.
There was Bushy-Tail, the sly old Fox acting as a chimney-sweep.
If you could add to it the sooty appearance of a coal-heaver, or a chimney-sweep, it would sit, upon this more precious than velvet garb, like spangles and lace.
He was black as a chimney-sweep, but he reported good progress and grinned at our discomfort from the smoke and heat.
Then the little girl knew him, she said, for the little chimney-sweep who had come into the bedroom.
Fortunately, she went indoors for her scissors, and Dick, regardless of the proprieties, made his escape forthwith, thus avoiding also the ignominy of carrying back to London a nosegay as big as a chimney-sweep's on May-day.
As he continued to watch the passers-by, there came along a poor chimney-sweep, with his soot-bag and brush; his feet were very red, and looked as if they were bitten with the frost, for his shoes only half-covered his poor swollen feet, and he had no stockings on.
Are you thinking of the unfortunate chimney-sweep?
"It helps 'em to find their feetlike lighting the fire when the chimney-sweep's boy got stuck in the chimney.
" "I would sit down to dinner with a chimney-sweep, if he were a favourite of yours, Marianor Mrs. Holbrook; I suppose I must call you that now.
Here is a little Napoleon, who is not climbing up the Alps, but climbing down from his bed, and who, on this occasion, meets a black spirit, in the person of a chimney-sweep.
This noise was made by a chimney-sweep who had just come down the chimney and now stood in your room.
Seeing this, the chimney-sweep came to your assistance, and took the little prince in his arms to help him into bed.
At this moment, your nurse entered the room, and your brother who had just awakened, cried loudly when he saw Louis in the arms of a chimney-sweep.
If he had known that I was in so reduced a state that I should have enjoyed a colloquy with a chimney-sweep, and not despised exchanging opinions with a dustman, he would not have thought my admission worth much.
Mrs. Black was quite haughty, and made me feel like a chimney-sweep.