Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun plural A factory where gas for heating and lighting is produced.

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  • noun A factory where coal is converted to coal gas and coke.

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  • noun the workplace where coal gas is manufactured

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Examples

  • A factory or even a gasworks is not obliged of its own nature to be ugly, any more than a palace or a dog-kennel or a cathedral.

    North and South

  • A factory or even a gasworks is not obliged of its own nature to be ugly, any more than a palace or a dog-kennel or a cathedral.

    The Road to Wigan Pier

  • The NWDA was to release millions in funding for the clean up of the site, a former gasworks which is still contaminated by toxic substances including arsenic, boron, benzene, napthalene and phenol.

    News round-up

  • The NWDA was to release millions in funding for the clean up of the site, a former gasworks which is still contaminated by toxic substances including arsenic, boron, benzene, napthalene and phenol.

    News round-up

  • The NWDA was to release millions in funding for the clean up of the site, a former gasworks which is still contaminated by toxic substances including arsenic, boron, benzene, napthalene and phenol.

    News round-up

  • The NWDA was to release millions in funding for the clean up of the site, a former gasworks which is still contaminated by toxic substances including arsenic, boron, benzene, napthalene and phenol.

    News round-up

  • The NWDA was to release millions in funding for the clean up of the site, a former gasworks which is still contaminated by toxic substances including arsenic, boron, benzene, napthalene and phenol.

    News round-up

  • The NWDA was to release millions in funding for the clean up of the site, a former gasworks which is still contaminated by toxic substances including arsenic, boron, benzene, napthalene and phenol.

    News round-up

  • We had been told that the landmark, which would tell us that we were close to Cygnet and should turn off the main road, was an artificial hill called the Beckton ski slopes, which has nothing to do with winter sports but once was part of a long-demolished gasworks.

    Henry’s Demons

  • We had been told that the landmark, which would tell us that we were close to Cygnet and should turn off the main road, was an artificial hill called the Beckton ski slopes, which has nothing to do with winter sports but once was part of a long-demolished gasworks.

    Henry’s Demons

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  • I can't read or hear spoken the word gasworks without musing on these lines from the song Dirty Old Town, as covered by The Pogues.

    I met my love by the gasworks wall
    Dreamed a dream by the old canal
    Kissed a girl by the factory wall
    Dirty old town
    Dirty old town

    September 19, 2014