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  • n. Alternative spelling of alehouse.


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  • We learned that the writer had had a smallholding in Belchalwell and run an ale-house.

    Country diary: Dorset

  • That Russian army at Fort Raim was still a long sight too close for comfort, and I wouldn't rest easy until I'd reached real safety - Berkeley Square, say, or a little ale-house that I know in Leicestershire.

    The Sky Writer

  • And the only cure for my pain I'm sure is the ale-house down the road...

    Mná na hÉireann (Women of Ireland)

  • He takes his heroes out of ale-house kitchens, or worse places still.

    Roundabout Papers

  • On second thoughts he retreated and put up at the ale-house as in former time; and when he had plumed himself before the inn mirror, called for something to drink, and smoothed out the incipient wrinkles of care, he walked on to the Knap with a quick step.

    Wessex Tales

  • Although many of the sequestered ministers that White disscusses aren't nearly as colorful--an awful lot seem to be accused of nothing more than Royalist sympathies, bad preaching, and hanging out at the ale-house more than is good for them--there are enough sexual trespasses and enough vicious gossip sprinkled throughout to make the pamphlet a fun read.

    Archive 2006-08-01

  • No doubt he knows how to prefer a bottle of champagne to the nectar of the neighboring ale-house, or a venison pasty to a plate of potatoes.

    The Life of Oliver Goldsmith

  • That letter was written at the ‘Green Man’ ale-house; not on their paper, nor yet with their ink; but being in great hurry, it was dusted with their sand — a sand that turns red upon ink, miss.


  • Edwards; I did not at first recollect the name, but gradually as we walked along, recovered it, and told him a conversation that had passed at an ale-house between us.

    The Life of Samuel Johnson LL.D.

  • Indeed, before his confinement, he used for exercise to walk to the ale-house; but he was CARRIED back again.

    The Life of Samuel Johnson LL.D.


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