Malt-floor

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Malt-floor a perforated floor in the chamber of a malt-kiln, through which heat rises
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. mealt, pa.t. of meltan, to soften; cf. Ger. malz.

Usage

In literature:

The "dry floor" of this store resembled very much the inside of a malting-house.
"Harper's Magazine, Vol III, June 1851" by Various
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In news:

The Malt Floor will be a Heritage- malting operation in which Rogue Farm barley will be soaked, floor-germinated, hand-raked on the malt floor, roasted in a brick hearth, and bagged in small batches.
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