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  • He would hastily swallow a morsel at some eating-house, and spend all the rest of the day, even when it rained, in going round and round the garden, always walking at the edge of the moat.

    Archive 2009-01-01

  • Forty years later, in 1862, James Nightingale, who owned one of the lots, leased his land to Frederick Loeber, who opened a “restaurant or eating-house.”

    A History of American Law

  • An Irish pork-merchant was seated at dinner next a Jew, who regarded the pig _in toto_ as an abomination — a lady, a scion of a ducal family, found herself next to a French cook going out to a San Franciscan eating-house — an officer, going out to high command at Halifax, was seated next a rough Californian, who wore “nuggets” of gold for buttons; and there were contrasts even stronger than these.

    The Englishwoman in America

  • The young man left them for a few minutes while he went to order a meal at the best eating-house in Taverny; then, returning to fetch them, he led the way through the alleys cut in the forest.

    A Second Home

  • Oh, a high-class eating-house, of course — not a pigsty for common sailors.

    Ghosts

  • I thought of some kind of an eating-house for seafaring folk —

    Ghosts

  • On the Witwatersrand, the black miners lived not as part of the black community, but a life apart, closely corralled within their compounds, with only the sleazy eating-house cum 'native store' complexes around the compounds as an alternative to compound life.

    Big events have small beginnings

  • Passing the open window of an eating-house, I suddenly heard the voice of our servant, Vassily, a young man of free and easy manners, “a lazy fellow and a scamp,” as my father called him, but also a great conqueror of female hearts which he charmed by his wit, his dancing and his playing on the tambourine.

    The Watch

  • I repeated to David all that I had overheard under the window of the eating-house.

    The Watch

  • “Then how was it that in the eating-house, you ...”

    The Watch

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