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Factory

Origin: cf. F. Factorerie.

1. A house or place where factors, or commercial agents, reside, to transact business for their employers. The Company's factory at Madras.

2. The body of factors in any place; as, a chaplain to a British factory.

3. A building, or collection of buildings, appropriated to the manufacture of goods; the place where workmen are employed in fabricating goods, wares, or utensils; a manufactory; as, a cotton factory.

(Science: medicine) factory leg, a variety of bandy leg, associated with partial dislocation of the tibia, produced in young children by working in factories.


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Alas the creationists are right though...

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