from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An inn or tavern on the roadside, used as a place of refreshment by those driving along the road.


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  • The road-house was only moderately full; they got a table in a corner and ordered ham and eggs and beer.

    In Spite of Their Declaration of Bombs

  • He knew the road-house at the entrance to the town, though he had never been there.

    In Spite of Their Declaration of Bombs

  • He had managed a road-house near London, on the Great West Road, and he had travelled in haberdashery.

    In Spite of Their Declaration of Bombs

  • So my first impression, that he was a person of some undefined consequence, had gradually faded and he had become simply the proprietor of an elaborate road-house next door.

    The Great Gatsby

  • It happened in a picturesque Mexican road-house of rather loose repute, as appeared later; and to some it seemed that for once the priest had allowed a romantic streak in him, and his sympathy for human weakness, to lead him into loose and unorthodox action.

    The Complete Father Brown

  • When I was about ten I remember going with my dad to a road-house bar and restaurant on the Susquehanna River near the Rodham cottage at Lake Winola.

    Living History

  • "They take this for a road-house," chuckled Belden in his ear.

    Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine

  • A red-and-blue neon sign blinked Trail Dust on the road-house roof.

    Kiss the Girls

  • It was a rustic road-house that appeared ready to collapse.

    The Cat Who Moved A Mountain

  • Loy told their driver to stop at 'a little road-house 'where she made Grable' take some beer to appease the gremlins, 'and they went on.

    Screen Gems

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