from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A building equipped with mechanical lifting devices and used for storing grain.
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- n. A large structure for the storage of grain. It is more specialized than a regular granary in that in uses an elevating mechanism to hold the grain in one of many different bins, and that it it designed to fill large trucks and train cars for shipping grain in bulk.
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I remember that on the night of1 the 17th, after fierce fighting, I was called to the battalion command post and given the order to take a platoon of machine-gunners to the grain elevator and, together with the men already in action there, to hold it come what may.