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dropout factory

A high school that has an unusually high number of students who leave school (drop out) before graduating. Primarily heard in US, South Africa. With so little funding going to public education these days, it's no wonder that so many schools are becoming dropout factories.
See also: dropout, factory

factory farming

An inexpensive and efficient system of farming in which animals are fed for growth and kept in small pens. Usually used in a derogatory manner to highlight the negative consequences of such a system. Can we implement a system that is more humane than factory farming?
See also: factory, farm

on the factory floor

1. In the primary part of a factory where goods are produced or assembled. They figured out that the defect had to do with a manufacturing error on the factory floor.
2. Working in that part of a factory. I spent nearly 10 years on the factory floor before being offered a position in the management team.
See also: factory, floor, on

bone factory

1. n. a hospital. After about two months in the bone factory, I was back on the job.
2. n. a cemetery. I know I’ll end up in the bone factory just like everyone else.
See also: bone, factory

gargle factory

n. a saloon; a tavern. Gary spends a lot of time at the gargle factory.
See also: factory, gargle

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


and nut factory and nut-foundry and nuthatch
n. an insane asylum. The teacher spent three years in the nuthouse. When did you get out of the nut factory?

nut factory

See also: factory, nut

piss factory

n. a bar, tavern, or saloon. (Usually objectionable.) I stopped in at the piss factory for a round or two.
See also: factory, piss

spook factory

n. the CIA (U.S. Central Intelligence Agency) near Washington, D.C., where spies are said to be trained. Tom got a job in the spook factory.
See also: factory, spook
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But Moose Factory is hoping to make a reputation as a tourist destination, Hardisty says.
Progress toward the rational factory accelerated after the Civil War, especially with the emergence of a new professional class of industrial engineers.
The Committee says the factory draws 28 million gallons of free water daily and, in return, pours back eight million gallons of noxious effluent into the river, which is a lifeline for more than 200,000 people.
On July 19, factory officials requested that ill workers report to factory health-care workers any symptoms from the beginning of July.
About sixty factory trawlers now fish the waters off the West Coast of the United States.
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Other transactions occurring between May and November of this year included the Tanger Factory Outlet Centers REIT, which raised $92 million; the Factory Stores of America REIT, which raised $122 million; the Chelsea GCA Realty Group's, which raised $292 million and McArthur/Glen Realty Corp.
On one hand, it will come as no surprise that the Harvard team found the Soviet factory older and more unwieldy than its American counterpart.
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While paying lip service to gender differences, for instance, he fails to offer even a cursory account of women's experiences in the new factory.
The last two chapters lay out responses to these struggles by examining the negotiated middle ground between employer and worker found after the 1847 Factory Act.
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The Cheesecake Factory Incorporated (Nasdaq: CAKE) today announced the opening of its 111th and 112th Cheesecake Factory restaurants at the Otay Ranch Town Center in Chula Vista, California, on October 27, 2006, and at the Ross Park Mall in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on October 30, 2006, respectively.