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oast-house

[ohst-hous] /ˈoʊstˌhaʊs/
noun, plural oast-houses
[ohst-hou-ziz] /ˈoʊstˌhaʊ zɪz/ (Show IPA).
Chiefly British
1.
oast.
2.
a building housing several oasts.
Origin of oast-house
1755-1765
1755-65
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  • Not for nothing had he watched the men thatching the oast-house by the Medway.

    Harding's luck E. [Edith] Nesbit
  • Then the lady showed us the Danejohn, and it was like an oast-house.

    The Wouldbegoods E. Nesbit
  • As he closed the shutter, the oast-house seemed dark before the day's end, and he lit the candle in the lanthorn.

    Puck of Pook's Hill Rudyard Kipling
  • As we drew up at the fatal corner, the others came out of the oast-house to see what was making the noise.

    Berry And Co. Dornford Yates

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