hoveling definition

  • noun:
    • a technique of securing a draught in chimneys by covering the top, leaving openings within the edges, or by carrying up two of this edges greater than the other two.
    • A mode of avoiding chimneys from smoking, by carrying up two sides more than those which tend to be less prone to obtain strong currents of air, or making apertures on all of the sides, to ensure even though the wind blows outrageous the smoke may escape here.
    • A chimney so built.

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