One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
plural nounAustralian, NZ
treated as singular A place where animals are slaughtered and carcasses frozen, usually for export.
- ‘I was stared at by people wearing their work clothes straight from the freezing works.’
- ‘The highway at Mataura was dominated on one side by the freezing works, which seemed to go on forever.’
- ‘After his time in Japan he worked briefly at the Waingawa freezing works, but then began his lifetime work as a builder.’
- ‘The buildings at Totara which were the first freezing works in New Zealand are preserved as historic buildings and are close to the main south road south of Oamaru.’
- ‘The banks needed to reduce the number of freezing works operating in New Zealand, and they deliberately chose one company to turn over.’
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