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bleachery

[blee-chuh-ree] /ˈbli tʃə ri/
noun, plural bleacheries.
1.
a place or establishment where bleaching is carried on.
Origin of bleachery
1705-1715
An Americanism dating back to 1705-15; bleach + -ery
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  • Most of the workers in the bleachery know no other industrial experience.

    Working With the Working Woman Cornelia Stratton Parker
  • Acrimonious discussion as to the running of the bleachery Life.

    Working With the Working Woman Cornelia Stratton Parker
  • By and by we will go to my bleachery and you may select a piece of linen.

    The Home in the Valley Emilie F. Carln
  • At the Lowell bleachery fifteen million yards are dyed annually.

  • At the Falls a strange person in town is excitement enough, a strange girl at the bleachery practically an unheard-of thing.

    Working With the Working Woman Cornelia Stratton Parker
  • Everyone in the bleachery grew up with everyone else; as Ella Jane said, you know their mothers and their grandmothers, too.

    Working With the Working Woman Cornelia Stratton Parker
  • A family had moved away, thereby detaching a worker from the bleachery—the girl who ticketed pillow cases.

    Working With the Working Woman Cornelia Stratton Parker
  • Roughly, half that number either worked at the bleachery or depended on those who worked there.

    Working With the Working Woman Cornelia Stratton Parker
  • The actual number working in the bleachery was about six hundred and twenty men and women.

    Working With the Working Woman Cornelia Stratton Parker
  • In that case we should have motored sooner or later by the bleachery gate and past numerous company houses.

    Working With the Working Woman Cornelia Stratton Parker

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