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freight house

a depot or storage place for freight.
Origin of freight house
1840-50, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • Making his way to the wharf he curled up on some bags in front of the freight-house door.

    The Mission of Janice Day Helen Beecher Long
  • The Captain had moored Daniel to a picket in the fence over by the freight-house.

    Cap'n Eri Joseph Crosby Lincoln
  • Finally, one rainy morning I secured work at a freight-house.

  • No longer will it be necessary or even essential that a freight-house of a railroad be located either at or near rails.

    Our Railroads To-Morrow Edward Hungerford
  • At one corner of the freight-house on the wharf was a big iron ring, to which the squire tied the dog.

    The Rival Campers Ruel Perley Smith
  • And twenty minutes after he returned with the freight-house foreman and several freight hands, armed, and with lanterns.

    The Young Railroaders Francis Lovell Coombs
  • I've got to go down anyway and check over some stuff for us at the freight-house so it might as well be now.

    El Diablo Brayton Norton
  • The framing was done south of the line of the trestle and west of the freight-house.

  • Hearing the fire-alarm and looking out, he was astounded to see that it was the freight-house burning.

    Dynamite Stories Hudson Maxim

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