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  • The fishermen use it as a drying-ground for their game.

    Two Trips to Gorilla Land and the Cataracts of the Congo

  • Strange how sitting here listening to the boy's recollections brought up clearly the picture of that drying-ground he had never seen but through Rannilt's eyes, the slope of grass, the pebbles for anchors, the alders screening the riverside, the town wall shielding the sward from the north and leaving it open to the south ...

    The Sanctuary Sparrow

  • It was Rannilt told me the drying-ground was beyond there.

    The Sanctuary Sparrow

  • And on Monday his time came, when she took her basket of linen and went down through the wall to spread it out in the drying-ground.

    The Sanctuary Sparrow

  • Yes, see - there's a fairly big door set in the wall there, that leads into that yard - or drying-ground, whatever it is - where the washing is.

    The Secret of Moon Castle

  • Meanwhile, when Thomasina came to look for him he could not be found, and when all the back premises and the drying-ground had been searched in vain, she gave the alarm to the little ladies.

    Tales from Many Sources Vol. V

  • The back of the house, or ell, which formed the kitchen, was a story less in height than the main building, and its flat roof was often utilized by both families as a drying-ground for small articles of clothing, and Dexie had stepped out of the window that overlooked this roof to bring in some forgotten articles that hung on the line.

    Miss Dexie A Romance of the Provinces

  • He then presses the clay into the corners of the mould with his fingers, scrapes off any surplus clay and levels the top by means of a strip of wood called a "strike," and then turns the brick out of the mould on to a board, to be carried away by another assistant to the drying-ground.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 3 "Brescia" to "Bulgaria"

  • Old Slingswivel so arranged the itinerary that the girls didn't perceive that the sector was bounded on one side by Père Popeau's turnip field and on the other by a duck-pond, and he showed a tactical knowledge of the value of cover in getting us into a trench out of view of certain stakes and pickets that were obviously used by Mère Popeau as a drying-ground.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 158, 1920-01-28

  • But the tramp-baby's restless spirit was soon weary of the drying-ground, and he set forth one morning in search of "fresh woods and pastures new."

    Tales from Many Sources Vol. V

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