from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In salt-manuf., an evaporating-house.


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  • Having taken it into his very silly head that he should forward the cause of freedom by burning the dockyard, he set fire to the rope-house, which was filled with hemp, pitch, and tar.

    A Yacht Voyage Round England

  • Thence back to the docke, and in my way saw how they are fain to take the deals of the rope-house to supply other occasions, and how sillily the country troopers look, that stand upon the passes there; and, methinks, as if they were more willing to run away than to fight, and it is said that the country soldiers did first run at Sheerenesse, but that then my Lord

    Pepys' Diary

  • “Why,” said he, “that burning rascal set fire to the rope-house in the dockyard about the time you were born, and there the gentleman’s bones are rattling to the breeze as a warning to others.”

    A Sailor of King George


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  • Are there no salt manufacturing lists on this site? Umbrage! I nominate vendingmachine to create one for us.

    February 26, 2015

  • In salt manufacturing, an evaporating-house. An open-sided shed in which salt is crystallized from brine on ropes on which the brine trickles down.

    February 26, 2015