from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Informal An inexpensive restaurant or café.

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  • n. An inexpensive restaurant or cafe; bistro.


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  • Ooo, beans could get no keener reception in a beanery

    The People Of Lewes

  • This is not what i had planned for my Saturday, so i figure i'll go to my local non corporate beanery, get some coffee and write some code.

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  • Bill Dugan snapped these pictures of crazy, ranting, wordy signs on a farm in Oklahoma in 1992 -- they're a kind of anti-Burma-shave ad, with neither rhyme nor wit to distract us from their glorious tinfoil beanery.

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  • "I am honored that Starbucks has chosen my book, and I am proud to support any effort that helps bring people together to read," Albom declared in a statement released by the beanery company.

    Starbucks Inks 'Tuesdays' Author As Donald Eyes More Media

  • The weekday beanery has long been a staple for downtown workers, but the years have taken their toll on the owners.

    Seeking a Second Source

  • Even in the United States of America, land of equality, when a girl who works in a shop or a beanery or does laundry, for a good example, gets a little forward, you take it in a different way than you would from a girl of money and fancy family who you meet somewhere official.

    The One in White

  • But thinking that he would not need to return to the hotel before 11: 30 the next day, he wandered into an all-night beanery to have a cup of coffee and some pie.

    An American Tragedy

  • I'll go in the beanery, order a pitcher of Henry's and a bowl of chili and watch from the window.

    The Black Echo

  • Now, I went down to the beanery at half past twelve,


  • He is supposed to vibrate in cheerful nonchalance between Delmonico's and a beanery, according as he is in funds or hard up, and to exhibit a genial assurance that "a member of the New York Stock Exchange, sir," will prove a pleasant addition to the most exclusive circles.

    Ainslee's, Vol. 15, No. 6, July 1905


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