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  • n. café
  • n. cafeteria


from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Abbreviation of café.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Abbreviation of cafeteria.


  • So is eavesdropping in cafés and looking out of windows.

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  • The characters are have richly textured personalities, and even secondary roles – including a classmate of Lijiamao who refuses to believe her friend died and a quartet of miscreants who indulge in café-base inebriation by ordering two cans of beers with four cups for sharing the brew – are genuinely memorable in a cult-worthy manner.

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  • I read it every day — first thing on work days, after I find a seat on the subway; in cafés; in hotel rooms; before going to sleep; waiting for surgery or tests; visiting friends …

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  • And if you're an espresso connoisseur, either lower your standards for cappuccino in cafés or plan on brewing better at home, since knowledge of proper brewing is just as scarce as farmers who drink their own beans.

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  • As for Huerta himself, he was frequently seen in cafés, heavily guarded, swigging down copitas of the brandy to which he was so partial.

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  • When logistics allow, I spend several evenings or mornings a week in cafés, reading, writing, chatting, pondering.

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  • Equally at home in café and bar environments or corporate breakout and communications areas fizz is available in a huge diversity of contemporary finishes which ensures its harmonisation with a plethora of interior design schemes.

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  • Certainly, the décor suggests a certain young, eager and female demographic: The tenant, a Teach For America recruiter, had covered the place in French café posters and black-and-white pictures of Europe.

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  • In order to communicate the IBM ThinkPad laptop with shock-resistence technology, a protective flooring was placed in cafés, library with the copy: "Just in case your laptop isn't a Thinkpad with advanced IBM APS shock-resistant etchnology. IBM"


  • While refreshments and pastries had been served in cafés, and even more substantial victuals in some of the British coffeehouses, conversation political and cultural, not food, was the focus of attention.

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