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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In German universities, to drink and be convivial at a ‘kneipe,’ according to the German ‘beer-code.’

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Examples

  • The "kneip" seems to be a specialty of theirs, too.

    A Tramp Abroad

  • I do not know which it was, but I quite clearly remember the effect which my act produced — to wit, the Emperor refrained from addressing any remarks to me afterward, and not merely during the brief remainder of the dinner, but afterward in the kneip-room, where beer and cigars and hilarious anecdoting prevailed until about midnight.

    Mark Twain: A Biography

  • Emperor refrained from addressing any remarks to me afterward, and not merely during the brief remainder of the dinner, but afterward in the kneip-room, where beer and cigars and hilarious anecdoting prevailed until about midnight.

    Mark Twain, a Biography. Complete

  • During the following semester he was for months a daily table-companion of mine at the Bremer-Eck, where a small circle of students -- _quorum pars fui_ -- met every evening to sup and _kneip_, or to drink beer and smoke and sing until eleven.

    Memoirs

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  • In towns where young students are found
    Will sessions of talk and drink abound,
    Long nights of a type
    The Germans call kneip
    That memory will color profound.

    August 14, 2014