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glue factory

Where animals, particularly old horses, are said to be sent so that their bones can be used to make "animal glue" (an adhesive prepared from animal parts). The phrase can also be applied to people. Please don't mention the "glue factory" around my son—he's too young to hear that that's where his favorite old horse went. I'm not that old—don't send me to the glue factory!
See also: factory, glue

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.
In a subject without specific genetic predisposition, the appreciable biological exposure levels of urinary 2, 5-hexandione (4.1 mg/L) and hippuric acid (1,040 mg/L, roughly equivalent to 0.74 g/g creatinine) encountered in the glue factory would not elicit concern for major neurologic involvement [although the biological exposure indices adopted by the ACGIH are 0.4 mg/L for 2, 5-hexandione and 1.6 g/g creatinine for hippuric acid (ACGIH 2005)].
For instance, the film highlights barbarous torture scenes (including a grislyscene of an old hog being chopped up) and the cruel indifference to animals' fates after their productive years (especially the powerful, tragic scene of aged Boxer, the noble yet gullible cart horse, being sent to the glue factory).
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.
Contractor address : The Glue Factory, 22 Farnell Street,
There will also be a special screening of sci-fi favourite Tron in warehouse-turned-club The Glue Factory, while John Carpenter's 1980 horror The Fog will be shown in the below-thewaterline hold of The Tall Ship Glenlee.
"I love working with people who push me, rather than need to be pushed," says Beth Corning, who relishes brainstorming and performing with seasoned artists via The Glue Factory Project, an initiative she launched in 2000.
"Having been through a number of drummers, guitarists and synth/percussion players, we eventually settled on the great line-up we have today, via rehearsing in a flooded studio where the Lighthouse Family recorded in the 90's, a glue factory and a dentist surgery.
Minutes later he charged triumphantly into the shop, shouting: "This horse won when it ran yesterday and the other wouldn't win a race to the glue factory!" Hence the attack Lynda launched on me the moment I walked through the door.
SHOCKER Louis Saha, earmarked as a candidate for the glue factory until Redknapp snapped him up on deadline day, looked a thoroughbred again as he netted twice.
It got worse for Cardiff as Jay Bothroyd, who had been limping for most of the half like a horse on its way to the glue factory, had to come off with what looked like a thigh problem.
His memoirs, due out on October 1, describe his formative years in Aston where he ditched school at 15 and worked in a glue factory, a car horn tuning workshop, an abbatoir and spent time in prison.
In his latest novel, "The Glue Factory," Eugene physician Geoffrey Simmons takes a tongue-in-cheek look at the spiraling cost of health care in America.