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forcing house

  1. a place where growth or maturity (as of fruit, animals, etc) is artificially hastened
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Examples from the Web for forcing house

Historical Examples

  • Season early in the forcing-house but rather late out of doors.

    Manual of American Grape-Growing

    U. P. Hedrick

  • The Belgian Barra was right: "All a little mad" in this "forcing-house" of a war!

    Saint's Progress

    John Galsworthy

  • And they can never be properly cultivated in the forcing-house of criticism.

  • It humbles me as much as it refreshes me, after the forcing-house at Oxford.

  • From this they may be removed to the forcing-house as required to be brought into bloom.