Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In oyster-canning, a house or room where oysters are steamed.

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Examples

  • "I must admit I fail to see the attraction; the only places I care to have steam are in the kitchen, in the steam-house, and rising above the waters of a soaking-pool."

    Storm Rising

  • "I must admit I fail to see the attraction; the only places I care to have steam are in the kitchen, in the steam-house, and rising above the waters of a soaking-pool."

    Storm Rising

  • But that could wait until she had a half-penny to spare for the public baths and steam-house.

    The Lark And The Wren

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