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Roundhouse   /rˈaʊndhˌaʊs/   Listen
Roundhouse

noun
1.
Workplace consisting of a circular building for repairing locomotives.
2.
A hook delivered with an exaggerated swing.






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"Roundhouse" Quotes from Famous Books



... across the mouth of it," he bade them, and whilst, assisted by another two, they made haste to obey, he turned to the others. "To the roundhouse, some of you, and fetch the Spanish prisoners. And you, Dyke, go up and bid them set the ...
— Captain Blood • Rafael Sabatini

... to the public square in the middle of the village you will see a big roundhouse. If you take the top off the roundhouse you will see a big spool with a long string winding up ...
— Rootabaga Stories • Carl Sandburg

... before my arrival yesterday. The roads were obstructed in several places by mobs; the largest and most violent gathered near the stock-yards at noon, and gradually moved east along the line of the Rock Island road, overturning cars, burning station- house, roundhouse, and other property. The mob was estimated at ten thousand men, three miles long and half a mile wide; it moved steadily north until after dark, destroying property and setting fires, and the cry of the mob was "To hell with the ...
— Forty-Six Years in the Army • John M. Schofield

... please. Just a minute." Sears held up his hand. "Where did those folks of yours see this tramp? Were they in a—in a kind of roundhouse—summer-house, you might call it?" ...
— Fair Harbor • Joseph Crosby Lincoln



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