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Definition of factories (Meaning of factories)
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Factory Fac"to*ry, n.; pl. {Factories} (-r[i^]z). [Cf. F.
	     factorerie.]
	     1. A house or place where factors, or commercial agents,
	        reside, to transact business for their employers. ``The
	        Company's factory at Madras.'' --Burke.
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	     2. The body of factors in any place; as, a chaplain to a
	        British factory. --W. Guthrie.
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	     3. A building, or collection of buildings, appropriated to
	        the manufacture of goods; the place where workmen are
	        employed in fabricating goods, wares, or utensils; a
	        manufactory; as, a cotton factory.
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	     {Factory leg} (Med.), a variety of bandy leg, associated with
	        partial dislocation of the tibia, produced in young
	        children by working in factories.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44
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