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Originally appearing in Volume V19, Page 937 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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OAST (0. Eng. dst, cf. Dutch eest, " kiln "; the Teutonic root is aidh- " to burn"; the pre-Teutonic idh- is seen in Lat. aestus, " heat," aestas, " summer," Gr. atOos, "burning heat"), a kiln, particularly one used for drying hops; the word usually appears in the term " oast-house," a building containing several of such kilns (see HoP). " Oast " is also sometimes used of a kiln for drying tobacco.
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