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freezing works

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Definition of freezing works in English:

plural noun

[treated as singular] Australian /NZ
A place where animals are slaughtered and carcasses frozen, usually for export.
Example sentences
  • The buildings at Totara which were the first freezing works in New Zealand are preserved as historic buildings and are close to the main south road south of Oamaru.
  • After his time in Japan he worked briefly at the Waingawa freezing works, but then began his lifetime work as a builder.
  • The highway at Mataura was dominated on one side by the freezing works, which seemed to go on forever.

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