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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Kiln  \Kiln\,  n.  [OE.  kilne,  kulne  AS  cyln,  cylen  akin  to 
  Icel.  kylna;  prob.  from  the  same  source  as  coal.  See  {Coal}.] 
  1.  A  large  stove  or  oven;  a  furnace  of  brick  or  stone,  or  a 
  heated  chamber,  for  the  purpose  of  hardening,  burning,  or 
  drying  anything  as  a  kiln  for  baking  or  hardening 
  earthen  vessels;  a  kiln  for  drying  grain,  meal,  lumber, 
  etc.;  a  kiln  for  calcining  limestone. 
 
  2.  A  furnace  for  burning  bricks;  a  brickkiln. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  kiln 
  n  :  a  large  oven  for  firing  or  burning  or  drying  such  things  as 
  porcelain  or  bricks 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Kiln,  MS  (CDP,  FIPS  37600) 
  Location:  30.41654  N,  89.43423  W 
  Population  (1990):  1262  (641  housing  units) 
  Area:  34.5  sq  km  (land),  0.3  sq  km  (water) 




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