glue factory


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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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IN the eyes of the bookies it is a two horse race in which one of the competitors has gone lame and is destined for the glue factory.
Much of the Hexion land is unimproved, but in its center a glue factory hums on around the clock, with twin retorts belching chemical vapors nonstop.
We knew that already - and the comment that he had escaped the glue factory was in extremely bad taste.
I've seen more enthusiasm in a horse bound for the glue factory.
Located in the heart of Cathays' student land, we realised that it would not be the quietest of places to live but, hey, we may not be in the first full blush of youth but we aren't ready for the glue factory yet so we figured we would soon get used to the sound of the trains rattling past the back garden on the way to places with exotic names like Caerphilly and Treforest and so it was.
Hundreds of onlookers were moved away as firefighters tackled the blaze at a glue factory.
Brown didn't hear anyone suggesting La Liga or the Bundesliga were for the glue factory.
He must be thanking his lucky stars he was born a horse: if he were a human under THIS government he'd be headed for the glue factory by now
Boo, hiss and off to the glue factory with both of them.
Any horse daft enough to brave those London streets had better have a police escort or a taste for danger because it's destined for the glue factory (whoever thought horses would make glue, quite a leap I'd say).
The share price, well let's say, if it was a horse, it would probably be a) on the menu in France or b) leaving the glue factory.
To do that they will demand major trophies - so if Benitez doesn't deliver at the dream factory, the horse-racing tycoon will soon pack him off to the glue factory.
In the fall of 1996, he moved to Eugene on the advice of friends, got a job in a glue factory and worked other odd jobs for a while.
Don't think: An attempt to rescue a genre that, based on recent efforts, deserves a trip to the glue factory.
It's a hard lifeMy loo prison SOLVENT addict Bill Henderson broke into a glue factory in Sydney, Australia, expecting the trip of his life.