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Noun1.dye-works - a workshop where dyeing is done
workshop, shop - small workplace where handcrafts or manufacturing are done
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Houses in twos and threes pass by us, solitary farms, ruinous buildings, dye-works, tanneries, and the like, open country, avenues of leafless trees.
Out of the open country, in again among ruinous buildings, solitary farms, dye-works, tanneries, and the like, cottages in twos and threes, avenues of leafless trees.
its bright red colour not due to some bloody battle, but to the numerous dye-works using Turkey red' this is a mistranslation of the word purpur which the Germans use invariably to mean 'crimson'.