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- (Scottish) vernacular form of canopy chimney cantilevered from the wall, usually of timber or whattle
and clay. Known in most other areas as a smoke hood.
They are commonly found in vernacular buildings where
the central hearth moves to the
gable, which might be thin or poorly
mortared, and unable to accommodate a flue.
They can at times be constructed of highly inflamable materials including paper and even straw. Because they are wide,
there is no quick updraft to fan any sparks which might occassionally alight on the fabric.