oast house

[n] - a building containing an oast (a kiln for drying hops)
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oast house

Building containing kilns for drying hops. The hops are placed on horse-hair covered floors, which are heated from below, and the oast house is constructed...
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Oast House

kiln for drying hops or malt, characterised by circular plan, conical roof and large wig-wam type vents. A feature of the Kent countryside, they are much sought after for conversion to housing. (Illustration) Term submitted by Kathleen Greene - original submission.
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oast house

noun a building containing an oast (a kiln for drying hops); usually has a conical or pyramidal roof
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Oast house

An oast, oast house or hop kiln is a building designed for kilning (drying) hops as part of the brewing process. They can be found in most hop-growing (and former hop-growing) areas and are often good examples of vernacular architecture. Many redundant oasts have been converted into houses. They consist of two or three storeys on which the hops we...
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