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milk house

Before the 19th century, a small subsidiary structure in which milk and other dairy products were stored at a lowered temperature with cooling usually provided by slowly running cold spring water or the runoff from an icehouse; typically had overhanging eaves to shade it, and double walls and ceiling filled with a thermal insulator, such as sawdust; commonly had a concrete floor to promote cleanliness and louvers for ventilation; was separated from the barn for reasons of sanitation. This term replaced by the word dairy in the 1800s; health regulations have now made such structures obsolete.
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In the milk house, there was a milk-cooling tank with 6000 L capacity and a buffer tank with 1500 L capacity providing service during washing and milk discharge.
Robert and Joan kept the rack in their basement until lack of space and a repair project required that the rack be moved out of the basement and into the old milk house.
Experiments were conducted on existing milk house waste vegetative filter strips on two dairy farms (Farm I and Farm II) in watersheds of the Cannonsville Reservoir basin.
Perhaps on this night, when she stands in the milk house, Stella realizes that her true intimacy has been with Ella--that this is what she and Will are going to share, are going to look for in each other all the thirty-nine years they will be married: the memory of Ella and how, when she finally slipped away, she filled them forever.
He decided to build a second milk house (for summer use) under the Challenge windmill.
I have the faucets in the house, a rain barrel, a pump for the well in the milk house, and two large ponds.
The sprawling 220-acre state-of-the-art complex features The Milk House, a 165,000-square-foot field house which seats 5,500 for basketball; the 9,500-seat Champion Stadium ballpark; Hess Sports Fields, which include multiple baseball, softball and soccer fields; and Jostens Center, an 80,000-square-foot multi-sport field house.
If we were not working, Dad let us sit out in the milk house where our in-floor milk cooler was.
What the 18 members, ages 12 to 18, from the CheerWorks Academy in Oxford did was finish 14th overall in their division - at Level 5 the highest degree of skill and competition - during the two-day event that featured 385 teams from 38 different countries at Walt Disney's Wide World of Sports Milk House venue.
Note the oversized milk house and washtub grain tank.
The property was an old farmstead complete with a falling down barn; milk house that looked like a gust of wind could knock it over, an old remodeled farmhouse, and a detached 2.
The sprawling 220-acre state-of-the-art complex features the Milk House, a 165,000-square-foot field house which seats 5,000 for basketball; the 9,500-seat Ballpark at Disney's Wide World of Sports Complex; and the Hess Sports Fields, which include multiple baseball, softball and soccer fields.