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  • n. Plural form of packinghouse.


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  • "If people know English, they go to work in packinghouses or sit in an office."

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  • He cited as examples the fact that from 1970 to 1984 the number of female butchers in packinghouses had risen by more than a third and that by 1984 nearly 80 percent of new bartending jobs were going to women.

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  • Other economic installations are being developed on this island, such as packinghouses and industries for processing citric fruits.


  • Later, there were food riots and raids on delivery trucks and packinghouses, as well as the occupations of shuttered coalmines and bankrupt utility companies by the desperate who began to work them.

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  • These so-called “laser-coded information delivery systems with advanced security clearance” are cleaned, sorted, sized, graded and boxed in packinghouses.

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  • What was also different about the Chicago riots were the organized gangs of white hoodlums who entered the fray on the second day, streaming out of the neighborhoods surrounding the stockyards and packinghouses where white poverty was as raw and wicked as it was a few blocks away in the slums of the Black Belt.

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  • At the end of the Civil War, Joseph McCoy of Springfield, Illinois, had started a business, buying livestock for resale to the new packinghouses in Chicago.


  • In the old Chicago packinghouses teams of workers disassembled about fifty cattle an hour and performed a variety of tasks throughout the day.

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  • On the bay, the last of the fishing vessels were coming in, the catch being transferred to the packinghouses.


  • Automated packinghouses employing union workers are rapidly going out of business.

    In the Strawberry Fields


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