from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A machine used in bleaching, dyeing, and laundry establishments, consisting of two concentric drums or cylinders, one within the other, open at the top, and having the inner cylinder perforated with holes.
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The bailiff came in, and said that everything, thank God, was doing well; but informed him that the buckwheat in the new drying-machine had been a little scorched.
The new drying-machine had been constructed and partly invented by Levin.
The bailiff had always been against the drying-machine, and now it was with suppressed triumph that he announced that the buckwheat had been scorched.
The drying-machine is no unfit companion to the copying-machine.
Of the same period as the copying-machine is his invention of a drying-machine for cloth, consisting of three cylinders of copper over which the cloth must turn over and under while cylinders are filled with steam, the cloth to be alternately wound off and on the two wooden rollers, by which means it will pass over three cylinders in succession.
And that is what Major Stuart was saying yesterday, that if there was any place that you wanted a drying-machine for the crops it was in Mull. "