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engine house

noun
1.
a building in which a fire engine is stationed.
Origin of engine house
1725-1735
First recorded in 1725-35
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  • The absorber was not as ambitious a structure as the engine house.

    The Forbidden Trail Honor Willsie
  • They plowed through a great billow of sand at the end of the engine house.

    The Forbidden Trail Honor Willsie
  • Wouldn't you like to go into the engine house to talk this over?

    The Forbidden Trail Honor Willsie
  • Dick suggested we save lumber by making the engine house of adobe.

    The Forbidden Trail Honor Willsie
  • For the first time in three days he turned to the engine house.

    The Forbidden Trail Honor Willsie
  • There must also be an engine house to provide the power for drilling.

    Diggers in the Earth Eva March Tappan
  • I have an idea that the car is controlled from that engine house down there.

  • This has been the fuel for the kitchen, the engine house, the blacksmith shop.

    American Forest Trees

    Henry H. Gibson
  • The engine house should have some artistic pretensions and a coat of paint.

    Farm Mechanics Herbert A. Shearer
  • Afar off, in the village, someone rang a bell—that at the engine house.

    The Broken Gate Emerson Hough

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