Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A simple form of furnace for heating the evaporating-pans and boilers in a salt-factory.

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Examples

  • I had been working in a salt-furnace for several months, and my stepfather had discovered that I had a financial value, and so, when the school opened, he decided that he could not spare me from my work.

    Up From Slavery: An Autobiography

  • After I had worked in the salt-furnace for some time, work was secured for me in a coal-mine which was operated mainly for the purpose of securing fuel for the salt-furnace.

    Up From Slavery: An Autobiography

  • While at work there, I heard of a vacant position in the household of General Lewis Ruffner, the owner of the salt-furnace and coal-mine.

    Up From Slavery: An Autobiography

  • My stepfather had already secured a job at a salt-furnace, and he had also secured a little cabin for us to live in.

    Up From Slavery: An Autobiography

  • The first thing I ever learned in the way of book knowledge was while working in this salt-furnace.

    Up From Slavery: An Autobiography

  • I had been working in a salt-furnace for several months, and my stepfather had discovered that I had a financial value and so, when the school opened, he decided that he could not spare me from my work.

    Boyhood Days

  • My stepfather had already secured a job at a salt-furnace and he had also secured a little cabin for us to live in.

    Boyhood Days

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