granary

Definitions

  • Measuring the Wheat and Depositing It in The Granaries
    Measuring the Wheat and Depositing It in The Granaries
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n granary a storehouse for threshed grain or animal feed
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Kofir, the Director of Granaries Kofir, the Director of Granaries

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Granary A region fertile in grain; in this sense, equivalent to breadbasket, used figuratively; as, Ukraine, the granary of the Soviet Union. "The exhaustless granary of a world."
    • Granary A storehouse or repository for grain, esp. after it is thrashed or husked; a cornhouse.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n granary A storehouse or repository for grain after it is threshed, or for maize in the ear; a corn-house.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Granary gran′ar-i a storehouse for grain or threshed corn.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. granarium, fr. granum, grain. See Garner
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. granariagranum.

Usage

In literature:

On the alarm being given, her keepers went after her, till she took refuge under a granary, with the dog still within her teeth.
"Anecdotes of the Habits and Instinct of Animals" by R. Lee
These public granaries originated at the time of Caius Gracchus and his grain laws.
"Pagan and Christian Rome" by Rodolfo Lanciani
In the south wing is the present chapel, once a granary.
"Devon, Its Moorlands, Streams and Coasts" by Rosalind Northcote
How much grain have I in the granaries?
"The False Chevalier" by William Douw Lighthall
It served at once for a cellar, granary, store-house, a parlour, and bed-chamber.
"Perils and Captivity" by Charlotte-Adélaïde [née Picard] Dard
It is a land marked out as the granary of the nation; but it is more than a granary.
"The Frontier in American History" by Frederick Jackson Turner
My pens were full of slaves; my granary, of rice; my stores, of merchandise.
"Captain Canot" by Brantz Mayer
Mr. Herbert's granary was taken possession of, and the party adjourned there for a dance.
"Grace Darling" by Eva Hope
A granary lay at a little distance, and as I was hastening thither, a trooper came along with a blanket full of corn.
"Campaigns of a Non-Combatant," by George Alfred Townsend
We have no men-servants now, to show where the stables and granary lie.
"Crown and Sceptre" by George Manville Fenn
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In poetry:

Like scattered fire the wild fruit strews
The ground beneath the blowing tree,
And there the busy squirrel hews
His deep and secret granary.
"Autumn" by Francis Ledwidge
She feeds her household plenteously
From the granaries we have filled;
Her vintage is gathered in with glee
From the fields our toil has tilled.
"The Future Of Australia" by Mary Hannay Foott
No flail beats time on granary floor,
The windmill's rushing wings are stayed,
And children's glee rings out no more
From hedgerow bank or primrose glade.
"The Door Of Humility" by Alfred Austin
`And when Autumn's flail on the granary floor
Falls muffled by mellow sheaves,
Old elm, you will mirror yourself no more
In the lake of your littered leaves.'
"The Fallen Elm" by Alfred Austin
As he look'd there came a man from his farm—
He had a countenance white with alarm;
"My Lord, I open'd your granaries this morn,
And the Rats had eaten all your corn."
"God's Judgment on a Wicked Bishop" by Robert Southey
The trumpet of God, obeyed on high,
His signal to open the granary
And send forth his heavily loaded wains
Rambling and roaring down the sky
And scattering the blessed, long-harvested rains.
"A Thunder Storm" by Susan Coolidge

In news:

60g coarse wholemeal or granary breadcrumbs.
As a general of Rome, he guards the locked doors of the city granary — even as people are starving.
Charlayne Hunter- Gault at Granary Gallery.
The Granary Building looks as though it expects to be rammed by an icebreaker churning across Bellingham Bay at full speed.
Charlayne Hunter-Gault at Granary Gallery.
A Bellingham Port Commissioner says it's time for developers who are interested in saving the granary building to put their money where their mouth is.
Granary ends season with American Masters.
Photo courtesy of Granary Gallery.
Granary not your ordinary Irish pub.
A visitor stands before the grave of Samuel Adams in Boston's Old Granary cemetary.
'Granary' cemetery is America's Westminster Abbey .
Young Architects Sustain The Granary Event June 15.
They rely on acorns for food during the winter and early spring, but they must collect acorns as they become available and store them in granary trees until they are needed.
The Granary, Boiler House now open at Pearl.
NORMAN — The impending demolition of the old Rhodes granary at 602 N Santa Fe and plans for the construction of Legacy Park are among the items of business coming before city leaders this week.
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