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[trahy-wurks] /ˈtraɪˌwɜrks/
plural noun
(in whaling) a furnace in which a kettle (try-pot) is placed for rendering blubber.
Origin of tryworks
1785-95; try + works Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • There was a group of men by the tryworks; and Dan'l strolled that way.

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  • For the rest, the convention of the deck kept Brander forward of the tryworks; and Faith never went forward.

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  • He saw her before she saw him, saw her face illumined by the light of the flare in the rigging above the tryworks.

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  • The wind now began to blow steadily from the nor'-west; but not so hard as to stop our tryworks for more than an hour.

    Fighting the Whales

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