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- n. A domestic outbuilding used as a laundry
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An outbuilding for washing, esp. one for washing clothes; a laundry.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A house, generally fitted with boilers, tubs, etc., for washing clothes, etc.; a washing-house.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a building or outbuilding where laundry is done
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The washhouse is rather badly equipped in that there are only 27 washing bowls for 102 men; furthermore the one boiler holds only enough water for about
The washhouse is the best place for you, for if the police get you, they’ll soon find you a lodging, and no mistake!”
The washhouse is the best place for you, for if the police get you, they'll soon find you a lodging, and no mistake! "
A new barrack with sleeping accommodation, a washhouse, a new hit with latrines and a kitchen barrack had been added since our last visit.
Red Cross food can be cooked either in the sleeping quarters or in a special stove in the washhouse.
Five huts including kitchen, washhouse and drying room.
The camp consists of 6 sleeping and living barracks, 1 hospital barrack now partly used as sleeping quarters, 1 temporary cookhouse with adjoining washhouse and latrine, 1 bath and washhouse combined with another latrine, 1 magazine and 1 large cookhouse with adjoining mess-hall, under construction.
As for the cooking of Red Cross food, the fuel question is making it somewhat of a problem, as the supplies have to be divided between the washhouse and the private cooking.
There are about 20 taps with running water in the new washhouse.
In the courtyard there are two sheds for washhouse and latrine.