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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A tube, pipe, or shaft through which smoke, steam, or hot air can escape.

Usage examples (38)
  • They cleaned the flue regularly to make sure that all of the smoke could escape from the woodstove.
  • Not that I think the flue will be a serious matter.
  • The plant's unit-three scrubber - also known as a flue gas desulfurization unit - will start operating next week.
  • Owing to the fact that Major Rae was in hospital at this time with the "flue," Capt. for more
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  • Sick with the "flu," (short for the infection influenza), she closed the "flue" (a shaft that removes smoke from a fireplace) to shut out the cold air. At that moment a flock of geese "flew" (past tense of fly) by..
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