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- n. A shop or room where strong liquors are sold and drunk.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A shop or room where strong liquors are sold and drunk; a dramshop.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A place where grog or other spirituous liquor is sold; a dram-shop.
By similar reasoning a superannuated dairymaid with a grogshop is a very different person to the "pretty girl milking her cow" -- sovereign lady of her presence, but of no groggery beside.
Frances Willard herself had adopted the imagery, asserting that the grogshop is the Negro’s center of power.
In the _New York Voice_ of October 23, 1890, after a tour in the South, where she was told all these things by the "best white people," she said: "The grogshop is the Negro's center of power.
Looking in the direction of Murtagh's nod, I saw Fergus, sitting on a piling near the entrance to one grogshop, plainly doing sentry duty.
CHAPTER FIVE The Cafe of the Infidels was like every grogshop Casca had ever been in.
Byron wrote that "nought so much the spirit calms as rum and true religion;" but this dictum is hardly confirmed in the case of Mr. Bence Jones's assailants, who number among them a minister of religion, as well as the irrepressible grogshop-keeper.
Consequently the woman got married and died, and her husband having proved objectionable was evicted and the grogshop extinguished.
I go for a drive with one of those proscribed by the grogshop-keepers of Castleisland the muzzle of a double-barrelled carbine peeps ominously from the "well" of the car.
I refer to the _status_ of the poorest classes in society; to the miserable method of their lives, always wretched, ever burdensome, with but one source of temporary relief within their means, the grogshop, which deepens their misery; to their hopeless degradation and perpetual ignorance, under present social arrangements, whether labor be a little higher for a time or not.
Teck's had appeared from Mozambique, found him sitting in tatters on the steps of a grogshop, and paid his passage home.
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