from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An establishment that sells alcoholic beverages
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A grogshop.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A tavern or drinking-place, especially one of a low and disreputable character; a grog-shop; a gin-mill.
Expecting to hear of his superior knowledge in military tactics, I was astounded when he seriously informed me, in answer, that on a late occasion (I believe it was the anniversary of the birth of Washington), after parade, he ordered them into a "groggery," "not to take a _little_ of something to drink, but by J--- s to drink as much as they had a mind to."
Edwardsville, which lies in a north-easterly direction from St. Louis, but unfortunately got on the wrong track, an occurrence by no means uncommon on the prairies, and by this casualty visited Troy, a _town_ containing two houses, namely, a "groggery," and a farm-house, both owned by the one person.
The man who spoke allowed the door to the groggery to close behind him, and they were once more in darkness.
Much closer to us, another section of the wall had partially collapsed, admitting a gushing torrent of water. hurried back into the groggery.
Matt stood waiting when I finally reached the entrance to the groggery.
Perhaps, on one ill-starred day, Larry had exited the makeshift groggery after wetting his whistle excessively and turned left instead of right.
Even more miraculously, the table slab had missed us when it was blown back into the groggery by the hurricane and shattered into a dozen pieces.
I wished I'd checked the bottles back in the groggery more carefully.
A certain witty professor of a certain Western college, had been invited to deliver a poem before the Phi Beta Society of Athens -- not the capital of Greece, nor the Athens of America, but a sort of no-town, without even the advantages of an established groggery, or mutual admiration society.
One sees, in Manila and, for that matter, all up and down the Chinese and Japanese coasts, the typical groggery of America with somebody's
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