refinery

Part of speech: noun

A place where some crude material is purified.

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Usage examples "refinery":

  1. Behind were English of a more dubious social position, also connected with the sugar refinery, a Eurasian family or so, very dressy and aggressive and terribly snubbed, and then I think various Portuguese and other nondescripts and groups of non- commissioned officers and men, some with their wives. - "The Passionate Friends", Herbert George Wells.
  2. " He wouldn't have brought it back to the refinery. - "The Legion of Lazarus", Edmond Hamilton.
  3. I have stood in a great sugar refinery and watched the workmen from time to time draw off tiny phials of the sweetish fluid in order that they might show under laboratory examination that the machine was functioning at its highest point. - "The Romance of a Great Store", Edward Hungerford.