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glue factory

n. the place where old horses are sent so their bones can be made into glue; a similar, imaginary place for people. I’m not as young as I used to be, but I’m not ready for the glue factory yet.
See also: factory, glue
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The groundwork had already begun in the late Eighties, with the opening of landmark centres such as the cavernous Tramway, and the Glasgow Sculpture Studios, which faces The Glue Factory across the canal.
My agent hadn't been able to sell a recent title, my essays were not being picked up by newspapers, and I had received the week before a letter from one of my publishers stating that another of my books was being declared out of print, which is like sending a racehorse to the glue factory.
In the land of Faerie, Pyrgus Malvae wants to protect animals, particularly from a glue factory that kills kittens to improve the quality of their products.
These days, most racing experts are of the view that if a horse shows decent form on its return after a big break its future is suddenly so bleak it may as well be carted straight off to the glue factory.
The headaches had reportedly worsened when he started work in a glue factory in 1998 (he had previously been an electrician) and worsened remarkably when he was transferred to the glue preparation department, where he had worked for 6 months before the loss of vision.
Sam Moore refuses to trot peacefully into the glue factory.
The cynic might call this the definitive recycling program, rendering no longer productive race horses or equine cowhands into meat and other consumables, even as more are cranked out by breeders to spend their lives in service to human selfishness until it's their turn for the proverbial glue factory.
Tong punctuates these antics with various action set-pieces, including a nifty and brief sword fight and a ridiculously overdone chase on the sticky treadmill in a glue factory.
Elmer is still laboring at the glue factory, and his famous Elmer's Glue is used across the world for many bonding jobs.
In the past, public health officials could argue that they were protecting people from external threats: carriers of contagious diseases, fumes from the local glue factory, contaminated water, food poisoning, dangerous quack remedies.
But part of the site was also used as a glue factory and residents raised contamination fears more than a decade ago.
I have helped a $10 MM toaster manufacturer overcome incompetent offspring and enabled him to position his company to be sold, helped run a $40 MM Formica glue factory on Long Island where its biggest competitor took it over, and most recently helped a $10 MM bus company in Worcester implement a fully integrated accounting system.
In the mid 1800s a bone glue factory stood on Tanners Bank owned by Fothergill.
Mr Ogg, whose company was based at the former Bostik glue factory on the Riverside Works, River Lane, was found guilty of criminal charges two years ago.
The monster met Sonia in October 2013 when he began working in the glue factory where she had been employed for nearly a decade.