Another kind of 'yard' - off topic

Peter Taggart
Sat, 08 Feb 2014 10:53:41 PST
In England, Scotland, and Ireland it more often called a "washing green" or
"drying green" unless a shared and closed space when it might be  a
"washing yard" probably with a wash house or water trough. It is still a
common practice to bleach cloths by laying them on the grass.

On Sat, Feb 8, 2014 at 6:17 PM, Cynthia Mueller

> Another kind of 'yard' that has almost gone extinct in America is the
> 'drying yard.' It certainly appeared in household diagrams and writings of,
> let's say, pre-WWII. These were often narrow side-yards with plenty of
> shrubs in them on which to drape lace tablecloths, etc. or, there might be
> stout posts with lengths of strong wire for hanging clothes.

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