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  1. an area of a tannery set aside for the operation of tanning vats.
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Origin of tanyard

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Historical Examples of tanyard

  • Know you, why, you knock-kneed old Siwash, I could pick out your hide in a tanyard!

    Ruggles of Red Gap

    Harry Leon Wilson

  • It was unbolted, as I had anticipated, and we were soon in the quiet and obscurity of the tanyard.

    The Yeoman Adventurer

    George W. Gough

  • Inside the fence was a tanyard and house at some distance and a very nice log house where Mr. Hudson lived.

  • A tanyard must, according to Jewish law, be separated by fifty yards at least from human dwellings.

  • A shoemaker, whose health would not permit him to pursue his own trade, obtained work in a tanyard at Penybont, near Corwen.

    Welsh Folk-Lore

    Elias Owen