from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Same as drying-home.


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  • The work can be done most cheaply with such an establishment, but for the ordinary timber owner who expects to collect seed only occasionally, a makeshift dry-house which will answer the purpose can be fitted up inexpensively in any unused building.

    Practical Forestry in the Pacific Northwest Protecting Existing Forests and Growing New Ones, from the Standpoint of the Public and That of the Lumberman, with an Outline of Technical Methods Edward Tyson Allen

  • He drove to the dry-house, washed and spread his reaping on the big trays, fed the stock, dressed in the white clothing and entered the kitchen.

    The Harvester 1911

  • One end of it was a dry-house of his own construction.

    The Harvester 1911

  • While it started he cut and scraped sassafras roots, and made clippings of tag alder, spice brush and white willow into big bundles that were ready to have the bark removed during the night watch, and then cured in the dry-house.

    The Harvester 1911

  • Then he worked with flying fingers in the dry-house, putting up her ginseng for market, and never was weight so liberal.

    The Harvester 1911

  • Presently the Harvester came in and explained that after finishing in the dry-house he had gone to do the feeding.

    The Harvester 1911

  • When the mullein leaves were deep on the trays of the dry-house he began on the bloom and that was a task he loved.

    The Harvester 1911

  • He scouted around the dry-house and laboratory, and spent several extra hours on the barn so that when evening came everything was in perfect order.

    The Harvester 1911

  • So I remained away from the city and its temptations and men of my age, and worked in the woods until I was tired enough to drop, read books that helped, tinkered with the carving, and sometimes I had an idea, and I went into that little building behind the dry-house, took out my different herbs, and tried my hand at compounding a new cure for some of the pains of humanity.

    The Harvester 1911

  • He patted Belshazzar, whispered, "Watch, boy, watch for your life!" and then crossed to the dry-house.

    The Harvester 1911


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