Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An artificial bed of animal matter for the formation of niter; a place where niter is refined.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun An artificial bed of animal matter for the manufacture of niter by nitrification. See nitrification, 2.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun An artificial bed of animal matter for the manufacture of nitre by nitrification.

Etymologies

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From nitre and -ary.

Examples

  • Altamont looked at the flume, a rough structure of logs lined with sheet aluminum, and at the nitriary, a shed-roofed pit in which potassium nitrate was extracted from the community's animal refuse.

    The Return

  • Altamont additionally looked at the flume, a rough structure of logs lined with sheet aluminum; and at the nitriary, a shed-roofed pit in which potassium nitrate was extracted from the community's animal refuse.

    The Return

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