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Da'iry. n.s. [from dey, an old word for milk. Mr. Lye.]

  1. The occupation or art of making various kinds of food from milk.

    Grounds were turned much in England from breeding, either to feeding or dairy; and this advanced the trade of English butter, which will be extremely beaten down, when Ireland turns to it too. Temple.

  2. The place where milk is manufactured.

    These beauties will suspect
    That you have no more worth
    Than the coarse and country fairy,
    That doth haunt the hearth or dairy.
    Ben. Johnson.

    What stores my dairies and my folds contain!
    A thousand lambs that wander on the plain.
    Dryden's Virgil.

    She in pens his flocks will fold,
    And then produce her dairy store.

  3. Pasturage; milk farm; ground where milch cattle are kept.

    Dairies, being well housewived, are exceeding commodious. Bacon's Advice to Villiers.

    Children, in dairy countries, do wax more tall than where they feed more upon bread and flesh. Bacon's Natural History.

Sources: Bacon, Francis (396) · Dryden, John (788) · Jonson, Ben (70) · Lye, Edward (4) · Temple, William (54)

Attributes: Noun Substantive (1269)

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