Origin of grain elevator
First recorded in 1850–55
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To accelerate the introduction of the cargo, a grain-elevator was employed.
She found him in the shadow of the grain-elevator, sulkily kicking at a rail of the side-track.Main Street
- a machine for raising grain to a higher level, esp one having an endless belt fitted with scoops
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