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chocolate-house

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A house of entertainment in which chocolate is sold.

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Examples

  • In the course of this cultivation, he happened one evening, at a certain chocolate-house, to overlook a match of piquet, in which he perceived a couple of sharpers making

    The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle

  • And, perhaps, the great honours which those philosophers have ascribed to an empty pocket, may be one of the reasons of that high contempt in which they are held in the aforesaid street and chocolate-house.

    The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling

  • What if the men of pleasure are forced, one day in the week, to game at home instead of the chocolate-house?

    An Argument against Abolishing Christianity

  • Although the present establishment bearing the name dates its existence only from the year 1853, the old chocolate-house was probably converted into a club as far back as the middle of the last century.

    The Food of the Gods A Popular Account of Cocoa

  • Cornhill, in 1652 (when coffee was seven shillings a pound); the first tea-house was opened in Exchange Alley in 1657 (when tea was five sovereigns a pound), and in the same year (with chocolate about ten to fifteen shillings per pound) a Frenchman opened the first chocolate-house in Queen's Head Alley, Bishopsgate Street.

    Cocoa and Chocolate Their History from Plantation to Consumer

  • In the Cocoa-Tree Club of to-day may be found the direct representative of the most famous Tory chocolate-house of the reign of Queen Anne.

    Inns and Taverns of Old London

  • L'Estrange speaks of "a whiffling fop" and Swift says, "Every whiffler in a laced coat, who frequents the chocolate-house, shall talk of the Constitution."

    The Journal to Stella

  • Dormy Jamais and an avocat disbarred for writing lewd songs for a chocolate-house; on Thursday I went oyster-fishing with a native who has three wives, and a butcher who has been banished four times for not keeping holy the Sabbath Day; and I drank from eleven o'clock till sunrise this morning with three Scotch sergeants of the line -- which is very like the Comte de Tournay, as you were saying, Chevalier!

    The Project Gutenberg Complete Works of Gilbert Parker

  • Dormy Jamais and an avocat disbarred for writing lewd songs for a chocolate-house; on Thursday I went oyster-fishing with a native who has three wives, and a butcher who has been banished four times for not keeping holy the Sabbath Day; and I drank from eleven o'clock till sunrise this morning with three Scotch sergeants of the line -- which is very like the Comte de Tournay, as you were saying, Chevalier!

    The Battle of the Strong — Volume 1 A Romance of Two Kingdoms

  • Dormy Jamais and an avocat disbarred for writing lewd songs for a chocolate-house; on Thursday I went oyster-fishing with a native who has three wives, and a butcher who has been banished four times for not keeping holy the Sabbath Day; and I drank from eleven o'clock till sunrise this morning with three Scotch sergeants of the line -- which is very like the Comte de Tournay, as you were saying, Chevalier!

    The Battle of the Strong — Complete A Romance of Two Kingdoms

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  • (noun) - A public house where chocolate is drunk. --T. Ellwood Zell's Popular Encyclopedia, 1871

    January 26, 2018