- a place where tanning is carried on.
Origin of tannery
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Examples from the Web for tannery
He wrote his first tunes on the boards of the tannery as he tended the bark-mill.The Standard Oratorios
George P. Upton
With this start he went to Pennsylvania, and was employed in a tannery.Hidden Treasures
Harry A. Lewis
The latter he manufactured himself, and his tannery was the largest in Croye.The Doomsman
Van Tassel Sutphen
Suddenly, there was the tannery, Jethro standing in front of it, contemplative.
Jethro's barn and tannery were full, and many other barns in the village.
- a place or building where skins and hides are tanned
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Word Origin and History for tannery
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