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n.1.A building at or within which goods, and the like, are weighed.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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"Some limited positive weight is also given to the jobs that would be created during the construction and operational phases of the development, with the associated financial benefits to the local and wider economy and the provision of a local education function." If approved, the application would include a visitor and education area, staff welfare and offices, a weigh-house and gatehouse, turbine hall, air-cooled condenser fans and staff and visitor car parking.
Visit on a Thursday morning in summer and youOll find farmers unloading rounds of yellow Gouda as big as lorry tyres on the Markt square, outside the 17th Century Waag (weigh-house), opposite the Town Hall.
Each weekday the 19-year-old, from Widnes, toils away at the Food Weigh-House, then in the evenings she waitresses at functions in Halton Stadium and every Friday she even finds time to put in a few hours as a cleaner.
In Mackenzie's 1827 history of Newcastle, we are told: "In this street is the elegant hall of the company of Cordwainers, underneath which is a large weigh-house for leather, where also great quantities of this valuable article are kept."
The weigh-house, a legal requirement, if things had to be weighed, Is still right here, at the side of one of the shopping lanes.