from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A beer-saloon; an ale-house.


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  • Cove cut out again, ran across the road down Holland Street, and where not, and into a beer-shop.

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  • He did not dare to stop at any of the inviting public-houses in the main street of Haslemere, but turned up a side way and found a little beer-shop, the Good Hope, wherein to refresh himself.

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  • It was late in the afternoon, and they were in the little beer-shop of Iping Hanger.

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  • I went to the cafe for refuge, passing on the way a subterraneous beer-shop, where men and women were drinking to the sweet music of a cracked barrel-organ.

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  • Mrs. Proudie to her pew in red plush breeches if he slips away to the neighbouring beer-shop instead of falling into the back seat appropriated to his use.

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  • One week he would consort mainly with the houri of the Norfolk Street beer-shop, and the next he would be on his good behaviour, and live as respectably as circumstances permitted him to do.

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  • The beer-shop, as it happened, was full of people, and also full of smoke.

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  • It was, in fact, possible that the girl at the beer-shop had had an evil suspicion — a suspicion worthy of such a hussy — on hearing that only one of the Roland brothers had been made heir to

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  • We settled our account with the proprietor and Nesmut led us out the door of the beer-shop ... only to stop dead in his tracks, one slender, brown hand flung into our path.

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  • He found her dozing on a chair in the beer-shop, which was almost deserted.

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