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freight house

a depot or storage place for freight.
Origin of freight house
An Americanism dating back to 1840-50 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The freight house in this terminal city is one of his biggest problems.

    The Modern Railroad Edward Hungerford
  • I asked, pointing to the one leading into the freight house.

    The Yazoo Mystery Irving Craddock
  • Just then, Sidney observed a drayman coming toward the freight house.

    The Forged Note Oscar Micheaux
  • Pep reached the freight house just as his friends were leaving it.

  • They could see the boy's face grow pale at last, but as he straightened up the two men disappeared around the freight house.

    The Air Ship Boys H.L. Sayler
  • We must go around to the freight house the first thing in the morning and stock up again.

    Young Auctioneers Edward Stratemeyer
  • Nest made of mud, lined with feathers; placed under the eaves of a freight house.

    The Bird Book Chester A. Reed
  • The great Vandalia freight house fell in a heap of utter ruin, burying beneath it thirty-five men who had there sought refuge.

  • I nodded approval and helped him to push the load up a steep incline into the freight house adjoining the ticket office.

    The Yazoo Mystery Irving Craddock
  • The hole where once stood the depot would easily contain a freight house and more.

    The Yazoo Mystery Irving Craddock

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