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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In sugar-producing regions, an establishment in which the sugar-cane from any number of plantations is ground and the sugar extracted, thus enabling the planters to devote their whole time to cane cultivation; a central sugar-house. The usines are generally owned by companies, and the cane is either bought outright or worked up for a fixed price, or for a percentage of the product. Called also sugar-usine.

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  • Bon, c'était sur les gens qui bossent en usine préparation de poulet à la chaine.

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  • Later on in the season the long rows between the stifling canes have to be hoed; then, when the time of "crop" arrives, the huge mills in the _usine_ are set in motion, and for the longest possible hours of daylight the workers are in the field, loading mule-cart or light railway with massive canes.

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