One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A building containing an oast, typically built of brick in a conical shape with a cowl on top.
- ‘Adam, who writes in the oast house across the yard, ambles across for lunch which is pretty much totally home produced.’
- ‘Strangely familiar, yet dramatically new, a form of abstract post-modernism brought a new play on architectural simile - ‘it's like a barn, an oast house, but with a twist’.’
- ‘The Prince was presented with a pewter ink well and desk tidy, shaped like an oast house.’
- ‘It was a white converted oast house down a long country lane - a plain rectangular building with high ceilings.’
- ‘This development has one building which looks rather like a replica oast house, other houses have interesting cobbles and flint, and all in all each house looks different.’
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