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washery

noun plural -ries
  1. a plant at a mine where water or other liquid is used to remove dirt from a mineral, esp coal
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Historical Examples of washery

  • A railway along the top of the bank brings the coal from the screens or washery.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 6

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