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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR FACTORIES

They had forced the foreign immigrants to work in their factories.

No factories can be built if no one wants the things that would be manufactured in them.

The day's work was over, and the factories were all locked up for the night.

All this time we have been talking of aeroplanes, factories, and money.

Reports were read of visits to factories, shops, slums, and dockyards.

But on Sundays the factories do not work, and the district then falls into death-like silence.

Why, in the direction of public works and in the building of factories.

Pass the bill, and factories will jump out of the ground like mushrooms.

The number of factories of all sorts in the country is estimated at about one hundred.

What care you for the din of factories or the clanking hammers of the foundries?

WORD ORIGIN

1550s, "estate manager's office," from Middle French factorie, from Late Latin factorium "office for agents (factors)," also "oil press, mill," from Latin factor "doer, maker" (see factor (n.)). Sense of "building for making goods" is first attested 1610s. Factory farm attested from 1890.

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.