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n. pl. tan·ner·ies
An establishment where hides are tanned.
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n, pl -neries
(Tanning) a place or building where skins and hides are tanned
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(ˈtæn ə ri)

n., pl. -ner•ies.
a place where tanning is carried on.
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Noun1.tannery - workplace where skins and hides are tannedtannery - workplace where skins and hides are tanned
workplace, work - a place where work is done; "he arrived at work early today"
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[ˈtænərɪ] Ncurtiduría f, tenería f
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nGerberei f
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[ˈtænərɪ] nconceria
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(tӕn) past tense, past participle tanned verb
1. to make an animal's skin into leather (by treating it with certain substances).
2. to (cause a person's skin to) become brown in the sun. She was tanned by the sun.
noun, adjective
(of) a light brown colour. tan shoes.
suntan tanned skin. He came back from holiday with a tan.
tanned adjective
sunburnt. a tanned face.
ˈtanner noun
a person who tans leather.
ˈtanneryplural ˈtanneries noun
a place where leather is tanned.
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References in classic literature ?
Fast fell the blows, but few save the first ones landed, being met in mid-air by a counter-blow till the thwacking sticks sounded like the steady roll of a kettle-drum and the oak--bark flew as fine as it had ever done in Arthur-a-Bland's tannery.
This interest had, in fact, caused the Foresters to keep a shrewd eye upon him in the past, for his tannery was apt to have plenty of meat in it that was more like venison than the law allowed.
The village had its one poor street, with its poor brewery, poor tannery, poor tavern, poor stable-yard for relays of post-horses, poor fountain, all usual poor appointments.
'Room for the Queen of Delhi and her Prime Minister the grey monkey climbing up his own sword!' Another cart loaded with bark for a down-country tannery followed close behind, and its driver added a few compliments as the ruth-bullocks backed and backed again.
"If we can only get to the old tannery before we break down!" whispered Tom, in short catches be- tween breaths.
Industries Secretary Md Abdul Halim Saturday said the Central Effluent Treatment Plant (CETP) at Savar Tannery Industrial City is fully operational for purifying chemical waste, reports BSS.
The workshop was chaired by PTA Environment Society Gulzar Firoz and attended by Vice Chairman PTA (South Zone), Shaikh Muhammad Imran and members of PTA, tannery owners, skin/hides collectors, Sindh Environmental Protection Agency, academia, government officials and civil society.
We are also controlling tannery waste," said Ghanshyam Dwivedi, Project Manager - Ganga Pollution Control Unit at Jal Nigam in Kanpur.
The Riverside Medical Practice will move just a short distance to a purpose-built premises at the Tannery development in Barker Street.
The statement stressed that all the rumors spreading on social media are baseless, adding that the owners of the tanneries of Al O'yoon Aqueduct Bridge are being compensated either by transferring the tannery to the industrial city of Ruwiki or by paying material compensation to those who do not wish to transfer.
Lobatse mayor Ms Malebogo Kruger explained in several kgotla meetings at Woodhall, Maokaneng, Peleng and Motswedi that the project, initially planned to have five tanneries, would commence with construction of a single tannery.