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- n. An open-air tannery
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An inclosure where the tanning of leather is carried on; a tannery.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A yard or inclosure where the tanning of leather is carried on.
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The poverty-stricken widow always congratulated herself upon its conclusion, and it never occurred to her that the amount of work that Birt did in the tanyard was a disproportionately large return for the few days that the tanner's mule ploughed their little fields.
The building in the tanyard was a very large building, it had three stories.
Grant never called for help in his life, but just then I seemed to catch a glimpse, within the masterful commander and veteran statesman, of the thin-skinned Scotch yokel from the Ohio tanyard uneasily adrift in an old so-superior world which he'd have liked to despise but couldn't help feeling in awe of.
We went down the hill and found Jo Harper and Ben Rogers, and two or three more of the boys, hid in the old tanyard.
Their hides ended up at the nearby tanyard, where they were cured for processing into shoes, boots, and saddles.
The three cotton factories and the tanyard were not in the village itself, but a little way off.
It give the dwelling-house and three thousand dollars, gold, to the girls; and it give the tanyard (which was doing a good business), along with some other houses and land (worth about seven thousand), and three thousand dollars in gold to Harvey and William, and told where the six thousand cash was hid down cellar.
I wud sho lak ter go back dar ter de old place whar de tanyard wuz, but I neber wud hab dat much money ter pay my way on de train, en den, I don't rekkin dat I cud fine de way nohow.
Alabama, down below Montgomery, in de hills, en on de big place whut our ole marster, William Green, had, en whar de tanyard wuz.
Yo see, old marster, he runned er big tanyard wid all de res of he bizness, whar dey tan de hides en mek de shoes en leather harness en sich lak, en den too, marster, he raise eberything on de place.