Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who keeps a coffee-house.
“I reenacted this for some friends this summer, while we were out having coffee-man, I wish I had taped it- maybe I could have sent it to the director as an audition for his next movie.”
“I dined to-day with poor Lord Mountjoy, who is ill of the gout; and this evening I christened our coffee-man”
“Thevenot, the traveller, brought it into France, and a Greek servant named Pasqua (taken to England by Mr. Daniel Edwards, a Turkey merchant, in 1652, to make his coffee,) first set up the profession of coffee-man, and introduced the drink among the English.”
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“Thomas Garway was originally a tobacconist and coffee-man.”
“The hero of the tragedy I saw, was a journeyman tailor, and his first minister of state a coffee-man.”
“The coffee-man wanted to buy tenderflops wholesale from us, but we wouldn't sell him any.”
“Then he stepped up to the coffee-man and gave him some money, and I got a bun and a mug of coffee.”
“These are not always polite to the supposed coffee-man; one complains of his coffee being "nothing but warm water boyl'd with burnt beans," while another desires him to bring "chocolette that's prepar'd with water, for I hate that which is encouraged with eggs.”
“The original proprietor was Thomas Garway, tobacconist and coffee-man, the first who retailed tea, recommending it as a cure of all disorders.”
“This evening I christened our coffee-man Elliott's child; when the rogue had a most noble supper, and Steele and I sat amongst some scurvy company over a bowl of punch.”
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