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Tanyard

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Tanyard An inclosure where the tanning of leather is carried on; a tannery.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n tanyard A yard or inclosure where the tanning of leather is carried on.
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Usage

In literature:

We went down the hill and found Jo Harper and Ben Rogers, and two or three more of the boys, hid in the old tanyard.
"Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Complete" by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
At this time we have five tanyards, each of which has its bark-mill.
"The Country Doctor" by Honore de Balzac
The three cotton factories and the tanyard were not in the village itself, but a little way off.
"The Witch and Other Stories" by Anton Chekhov
A suffocating, nauseous odor rose up, absolutely overpowering the smell from the neighboring tanyards.
"Caught In The Net" by Emile Gaboriau
Fumbally's lane that night: the tanyard smells.
"Ulysses" by James Joyce
We went down the hill and found Jo Harper and Ben Rogers, and two or three more of the boys, hid in the old tanyard.
"Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Part 1" by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
I rejoiced to see him, for it meant that the wicket of his master's tanyard, half a stone's throw ahead, would be unbolted.
"The Yeoman Adventurer" by 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" by Work Projects Administration
I'd know his hide in a tanyard.
"The Wrong Twin" by Harry Leon Wilson
Meeting at Warnstaff's tanyard.
"Life and Labors of Elder John Kline, the Martyr Missionary" by John Kline
Marse Billy bought leather from Marster Brumby's tanyard and had shoes made for us.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
Then there were the bullace vines, in the woods beyond the tanyard!
"The Colonel's Dream" by Charles W. Chesnutt
They went to my master's tanyard in broad open day and took leather.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States from Interviews with Former Slaves, Arkansas Narratives, Part 4" by Work Projects Administration
He had had it in for Marshal Crow ever since that official compelled him to hang an American flag in front of his tanyard.
"Anderson Crow, Detective" by George Barr McCutcheon
At Leeds he found employment in the tanyard of a Mr. Robert Barker, where he presently became foreman.
"A History of Horncastle from the earliest period to the present time" by James Conway Walter
I could see nothing but entrances to tanyards, and warehouses full of leather and morocco.
"The Kentuckian in New-York, Volume I (of 2)" by William Alexander Caruthers
This deliming can also be accomplished by adding the acid to the worst suspender in the tanyard.
"Animal Proteins" by Hugh Garner Bennett
Hare filled the coffin with bark from the tanyard, and put a sheet over the bark, and it was buried in the West Churchyard.
"The History of Burke and Hare" by George Mac Gregor
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In poetry:

Living with Spaniards in tanyards
Think of the life I've led
Where the chambermaids all wear couduroys
And spill hot tea in your bed.
"Call Of The Yukon" by Billy Bennett