grain elevator


Definition of grain elevator

: a building for elevating, storing, discharging, and sometimes processing grain

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Recent Examples on the Web The tallest building in Sandpoint was a grain elevator, and, historically, the half of Robinson’s family who weren’t ranchers were farmers. Casey Cep, The New Yorker, "Marilynne Robinson’s Essential American Stories," 25 Sep. 2020 Initial reports had more than 1 million people in the dark after winds of up to 100 miles per hour ripped through -- tearing shingles off a rooftop in Chicago, toppling a grain elevator in central Iowa and damaging a wide swath of the region. Fox News, "Coronavirus complicates fixes as severe weather knocks out power across parts of US," 12 Aug. 2020 Put it in a bag and take it to your local grain elevator or extension office. Tony Hansen, Outdoor Life, "Why You Need a Soil Test Before Planting Your Next Food Plot," 3 Sep. 2019 In the countryside, the fiber optic goes to antennas on water towers and grain elevators, which send a high-speed wireless signal out to customers like Mr. Rieke. Richard Mertens, The Christian Science Monitor, "Rural America lags on fast internet. Now small co-ops are building it.," 6 May 2020 Long abandoned, the land features an old grain elevator, a gravel parking lot and an emergency shelter for the homeless. Ian Austen, New York Times, "You Can’t Fight City Hall. But Maybe You Can Fight Google.," 10 Mar. 2020 The grain elevator was built in the 1880s and expanded in phases in the 1920s and 1950s. Dave Mcintyre, Washington Post, "Carlton is redefining Willamette Valley wine country with high-quality grapes and extensive renovations," 20 Sep. 2019 Nearly 170 years later, after annexation, population spikes and significant residential redevelopment, Rapp's grain elevator still towers over Main Street. Elizabeth Depompei, Indianapolis Star, "How Bargersville hopes to keep its charm amid record growth and I-69 extension," 18 Dec. 2019 One large grain elevator can still be seen today when driving down Main Street in downtown Frisco. Meagan Hurley, Dallas News, "Frisco, Texas: From tiny farm town to fastest-growing city," 26 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of grain elevator

1852, in the meaning defined above

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5 Oct 2020

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“Grain elevator.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Nov. 2020.

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: a tall building for storing grain

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