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  • n. Alternative spelling of oast house.


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  • So from a friend of my sister Sally's we rented an eccentric old oasthouse near the village of Alton on the border between Hampshire and Surrey.


  • They drive huge Armoured Fighting Vehicles at break-neck speed, loaded with Labradors and straw boatered children from village school to oasthouse and back again.

    The War Against Sleep « POLICE INSPECTOR BLOG

  • They were in a small circular room, shaped like an English oasthouse, its roof running upwards in a funnel to meet the sky.

    The Happy Foreigner

  • Barrow Green Farm, close by, is all that an old farmhouse should be, complete with barns, an oasthouse, and a fascinating front to the road.

    Highways and Byways in Surrey

  • The kersse of Wolafs on him, shitateyar, he sagd in the fornicular, and, at weare or not at weare, I’m sigen no stretcher, for I carsed his murhersson goat in trotthers with them newbuckle-noosers behigh in the fire behame in the oasthouse.

    Finnegans Wake

  • I put hem behind the oasthouse, sagd Pukkelsen, tuning wound on the teller, appeased to the cue, that double dyode dealered, and he’s wallowing awash swill of the Tarra water.

    Finnegans Wake


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  • "Up ahead looms the brick, oasthouse-shape of the Shot Tower, where shot was manufactured in the nineteenth century; globules of molten lead plummeting into deadly spheroids."

    Psychogeography by Will Self, 36

    October 11, 2010

  • There are (or were) a lot in the southeast corner of England (Kent), where hops are grown.

    June 21, 2008