oast

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n oast a kiln for drying hops
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Oast ōst A kiln to dry hops or malt; a cockle.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n oast A kiln to dry hops or malt. See cut in preceding column.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Oast ōst a kiln to dry hops or malt
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. ost, AS. āst,; cf. Gr. a'i^qos burning heat
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. ást.

Usage

In literature:

As he closed the shutter, the oast-house seemed dark before the day's end, and he lit the candle in the lanthorn.
"Puck of Pook's Hill" by Rudyard Kipling
Then, on the other side of the moat there is the farm, with barns and oast houses and stables, or things like that.
"The Wouldbegoods" by E. Nesbit
The road which we were using ran at right angles into a better-class way by the side of an old oast-house.
"Berry And Co." by Dornford Yates
The strangely shaped oast-houses puzzled Mary.
"The Guests Of Hercules" by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
It isn't the same kind as we saw in old Dawson's oast-house.
"Burr Junior" by G. Manville Fenn
Not for nothing had he watched the men thatching the oast-house by the Medway.
"Harding's luck" by E. [Edith] Nesbit
Then the green hops are carted off in "pokes" or sacks to the "oast-houses" to be dried.
"A Week's Tramp in Dickens-Land" by William R. Hughes
Then, on the other side of the moat there is the farm, with barns and oast-houses and stables, or things like that.
"The Wouldbegoods" by E. Nesbit
Have you ever been in an oast-house?
"The Incredible Honeymoon" by E. Nesbit
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In news:

C oast guard officials say they have found the bodies of 18 people who were trying to cross illegally into Greece when their boat capsized early Friday.
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