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Tannery   Listen

(pl. tanneries)
Workplace where skins and hides are tanned.

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"Tannery" Quotes from Famous Books

... the bridge, the factory, the tannery, and many other buildings, but he did not see the familiar old blacksmith shop on ...
— Crowded Out o' Crofield - or, The Boy who made his Way • William O. Stoddard

... the other hand, although not reveling in the unpleasant tannery smells, had a sincere respect for the industry which furnished him his living, not only because it enabled him to provide his family with a luxurious home, but also because he regarded it as a life-work that was well worth the doing. Was he not giving ...
— The Story of Leather • Sara Ware Bassett

... current issues: water pollution from meat packing/tannery industry; inadequate solid/hazardous ...
— The 2005 CIA World Factbook • United States. Central Intelligence Agency

... important railway centre, whence two main lines diverge southwards towards Bombay. In 1901 the population was 188,022, showing an increase of 12% during the decade. The city contains cotton mills, factories for ginning and pressing cotton, a tannery and boot factory and flour mill. There are also two ...
— Project Gutenberg Encyclopedia

... poor street, with its poor brewery, poor tannery, poor tavern, poor stable-yard for relays of post-horses, poor fountain, all usual poor appointments. It had its poor people too. All its people were poor, and many of them were sitting at their doors, shredding spare onions and the like for supper, while many were at the ...
— Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern — Volume 11 • Various

... distributed looms to encourage the practice of weaving, and after a time the colony had home-made carpets and table-covers of drugget, and serges and buntings. The great number of cattle ensured an abundance of raw hides. Accordingly the intendant established a tannery, and this in turn led to the preparation of leather and the making of shoes; so that in 1671 Talon could write to the king: 'I am now clothed from foot to head with home-made articles.' Tobacco was grown to some extent, but Colbert did not ...
— The Great Intendant - A Chronicle of Jean Talon in Canada 1665-1672 • Thomas Chapais

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