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factory

a BUSINESS PREMISE used by a firm in the PRODUCTION of goods. See CAPITAL STOCK, FIXED ASSET.
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He was possessed of a handsome person and pleasing manners, and was a general favorite in the factory.
I happened to arrive at the first factory just as the dinner hour was over, and the girls were returning to their work; indeed the stairs of the mill were thronged with them as I ascended.
The Manufacturer, seeing that he could get no labour for a long time and finding the times pretty hard anyhow, burned down his shoe factory for the insurance, and when the strikers wanted to resume work there was no work to resume.
No; but the factory is only a part of the machinery of the system.
The factory hands and others followed behind, talking and shouting.
But neither from the brush-maker, who had come to Shoe Lane only ten years ago, when the factory was already built, nor from any other source within his reach, could Silas learn anything of the old Lantern Yard friends, or of Mr.
After much deliberation, the Captain took twelve Sandwich Islanders on board, for the service of the factory, should there be one in existence, and proceeded on his voyage.
Anna and Maggie worked side by side in the factory, and were the greatest chums ever.
But only ten days after she had joined, Marija's canning factory closed down, and that blow quite staggered them.
The factory workpeople had preceded me by nearly an hour, and the mill was all lighted up and in full operation when I reached it.
He was used to the harsh callousness of factory girls and working women.
This was to be the head factory of his company; whence they were to carry on their fishing and trapping operations, and their trade with the interior; and where they were to receive and dispatch their annual ship.