from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A workshop where boilers are made.


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  • As it was, he never did know how he landed, except that he made a boiler-shop racket and brought up against the far wall of the corridor with a climactic clang.

    Children of the Lens

  • Far above, taut ropes beat against it so that it clanged like a boiler-shop.

    Chapter 33

  • "It is as quiet as a boiler-shop," I replied, as I turned to go.

    The Circular Staircase

  • When his father was married he took his bride home to a house on Collins Street, which, under Time's transmuting and ironical fingers, has since become a noisy boiler-shop.

    Eugene Field A Study In Heredity And Contradictions

  • Although Eugene himself went with the photographer and pointed out the house, his brother Roswell strenuously maintains that Eugene was born before the family moved to the Walsh row, so-called, and that to the boiler-shop belongs the honor of having heard the first lullabies that greeted the ears of their greatest master.

    Eugene Field A Study In Heredity And Contradictions

  • Whether born on the anniversary of Cromwell's death or in the boiler-shop, no stories of the youthful precocity of Eugene Field survive to entertain us or to suggest that he gave early indication of the possession either of unusual talent or of that unique personality that were to distinguish him from the thousands born every day.

    Eugene Field A Study In Heredity And Contradictions

  • Men will work themselves into hysteria over the buzzing of a fly, and yet plan a battle-ship in a boiler-shop.

    The Round-Up A romance of Arizona novelized from Edmund Day's melodrama

  • Far be it from me knocking, but any time I want noise I'll take to a boiler-shop or a Union Station, where I can understand what's coming off.

    The Wit and Humor of America, Volume IV. (of X.)

  • The meeting lasted till 9.30, and Smith was last seen proceeding to his own quarters, in the neighbourhood of the boiler-shop.

    The Master of the Shell

  • His evidence related to the feud between the murdered, man and the men in the boiler-shop; and he gave an account of the intrusion of Smith on the night of the 3rd and of the quarrel which ensued.

    The Master of the Shell


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