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  • n. Coffee served as a beverage without cream or milk.


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  • So he turned in to one of his numerous Clubs, and had a Sole Colbert very well cooked, with a bottle of Liebfraumilch; an Apple Charlotte and light savoury to follow, and black coffee and a rare old brandy to top up with — a simple and satisfactory meal which left him in the best of tempers.

    The Unpleasantness At The Belladonna Club

  • So when JJ Carlson rang me at 6:00A.M.that Monday, he caught me on my second cup of black coffee and the last page of the Wall Street Journal.

    Walls of Silence

  • By six the caravan started; we swallowed the usual dose of black coffee by way of breakfast, and rode up the hill to Puka proper – a mere bunch of hovels, the Kaim-makam's little better than the rest.

    High Albania

  • Idle chatter over black coffee and brandy -- how could one explain to Gletkin its complete insignificance?


  •    Inside, two men sat at a dusty table, drinking black coffee and contemplating a shiny sword lying on the table between them.

    calling on dragons

  • Yoshi's mental voice tasted, as always, of circuits and wires and the jittery dance of electricity, black coffee and a strange bittersweet incense smoke that made Rowan think of offerings in clean, pure pagoda-roofed temples.


  • Fixty-six more mornings to drink black coffee and long for even ham and eggs, with heavenly thoughts of hot cakes and butter.

    Six Months in Mexico

  • She pays for her tea and a black coffee for the Loon and walks across the small courtyard to the empty Public Safety Building.

    Land of the Blind

  • At the end of the meal, someone would ask, “Who wants black coffee and who wants brown?” referring to the Americanized terms for espresso and Maxwell House, respectively.

    Chicken Soup for the Soul: Family Matters

  • To appease the damned waitress, he even washed down four bites of pie with black coffee before leaving enough cash on the bar for the meal and a fifteen percent tip.



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