from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In ceramics, a house or shed containing the slip-kiln.
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"We'll go to the slip-house first where the clay bins are,"
His sublime calmness under their jests baffled them until the terrible figure of Mr. Machin, the engine-man, standing at the door of the slip-house, caught their attention and suggested a plan full of joyous possibilities.
And thereupon he slowly but resolutely set out for the slip-house door and Mr. Machin.
From his post in the slip-house he watched over the whole works like a father, stern, gruff, forbidding, but to be trusted absolutely.
The challenged lad in Mynors 'yard slowly approached the slip-house door, and halted before Eli Machin, grinning.