- an area of a tannery set aside for the operation of tanning vats.
Origin of tanyard
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Examples from the Web for 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.Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves
Work Projects Administration
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