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  • "Coffee" (carmel frappo-half-caf-latte with stale cinnamon rolls and extra shots of syrup) 2. magazines (whilst waiting for coffee-like beverage) 3. the Fantasy/SF section

    What do you head for in a bookstore?

  • On the right, glowing with a deep, dark, almost coffee-like color is the real Manhattan, made with bitters.

    Drink To The Emmys In 'Mad Men' Style

  • Starbucks used to make a lot of money selling coffee-like sugar bombs that people loved and would pay for with cash from their HELOCs.

    The Consumerist: January 2010 Archives

  • I do like chestnuts too, usually eaten with pasta or in chestnut flavour Kit-Kats, which have an almost coffee-like flavour and are well worth hunting down.

    Japanese autumn bus tours

  • But why bring out an industrially-extruded desiccated over-packaged coffee-like product?

    Archive 2009-02-15

  • Flavor: coffee-like with a strong smoky sourness; sasparilla root-beer; a strong woodiness in the finish

    Archive 2009-10-01

  • Flavor: roasted and coffee-like with a nice espresso-y bite; it's not a huge flavor, this isn't an "imperial porter" or even a stout, but it really does much like a muted stout would; hops help to clean it up and it leaves a dry, coffeebean flavor in the finish

    PorterPalooza #1 - Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald Porter

  • I tasted it, and the frosting was creamy and sweet and coffee-like, not to heavy, and the cake was spongy and light.

    London bakery visit 1: Hummingbird Bakery

  • I had steeped too much caramel and roasted malts and got more of that coffee-like roastiness and color than I had anticipated.

    An Ode To Homebrewing

  • Flavor: a smooth, pungent taste somewhat like soda; raisins and currants with subtle coffee-like, dark chocolate sweetness; a slight lingering booziness

    Archive 2008-02-01

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  • In the sense of "deviating from social norms/groupthink", modern usage may well derive from the word's use in The Prisoner (1967 TV series), particularly the episode "A Change of Mind".

    June 29, 2009