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grange


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Grange  \Grange\,  n.  [F.  grange  barn,  LL  granea,  from  L.  granum 
  grain.  See  {Grain}  a  kernel.] 
  1.  A  building  for  storing  grain;  a  granary.  [Obs.]  --Milton. 
 
  2.  A  farmhouse,  with  the  barns  and  other  buildings  for 
  farming  purposes. 
 
  And  eke  an  officer  out  for  to  ride,  To  see  her 
  granges  and  her  bernes  wide.  --Chaucer. 
 
  Nor  burnt  the  grange,  nor  bussed  the  milking  maid. 
  --Tennyson. 
 
  3.  A  farmhouse  of  a  monastery,  where  the  rents  and  tithes, 
  paid  in  grain,  were  deposited.  [Obs.] 
 
  4.  A  farm;  generally,  a  farm  with  a  house  at  a  distance  from 
  neighbors. 
 
  5.  An  association  of  farmers,  designed  to  further  their 
  interests,  aud  particularly  to  bring  producers  and 
  consumers,  farmers  and  manufacturers,  into  direct 
  commercial  relations,  without  intervention  of  middlemen  or 
  traders.  The  first  grange  was  organized  in  1867.  [U.  S.] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  grange 
  n  :  an  outlying  farm 




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