from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A building in which dyeing is carried on.
  • noun A milk-house or dairy.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A building in which dyeing is carried on.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A building where dyeing takes place.


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dye +‎ house


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  • Theories of coloration that explain dyehouse operations are abundant throughout the eighteenth century.

    The Creation of Color in Eighteenth-Century Europe 2006

  • The modern Persians have chosen Christ as their patron, and Bischoff says at present call a dyehouse Christ's workshop, from a tradition they have that He was of that profession, which is probably founded on the old legend "that Christ being put apprentice to a dyer, His master desired him to dye some pieces of cloth of different colors; He put them all into a boiler, and when the dyer took them out he was terribly frightened on finding that each had its proper color."

    Forty Centuries of Ink 1904

  • The sole product of the dyehouse was scarlet wool, which was sold by Arthygater Katharos to the arkhon so that his Ebanakan guardsmen could go clad in identical tunics and breeches.

    Wildfire Sarah Micklem 2009

  • And now I learned, as I had not in the dyehouse, what it truly meant to be tharais—to be so despised that my face must go unseen, and my voice unheard.

    Wildfire Sarah Micklem 2009

  • The avenue led straight down to the tharos gate into the lower city—not the tharais district, where the dyehouse was, but the part reserved for ordinary tharos folk.

    Wildfire Sarah Micklem 2009

  • Upstream from the dyehouse, the aqueduct crossed the river on stone arches, bringing the water to the Inner Palace itself, high on the precipice.

    Wildfire Sarah Micklem 2009

  • I was delighted to be let out of the dyehouse, but our task was hard on Knotais.

    Wildfire Sarah Micklem 2009

  • She stood near the upper tharais gate, two terraces above the dyehouse.

    Wildfire Sarah Micklem 2009

  • Our dyehouse was in a walled compound on a terrace just above the river, and if I climbed to the third limb of the candlebark tree, I could see over the wall.

    Wildfire Sarah Micklem 2009

  • I never imagined it could be as tedious as it was in the dyehouse.

    Wildfire Sarah Micklem 2009


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