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  • n. Plural form of estaminet.

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Examples

  • Our period of rest was divided between Burbure and Busnes, and in both places the mesdemoiselles and the estaminets were a source of real delight to the men of the 7th.

    The Seventh Manchesters July 1916 to March 1919

  • The men soon learnt that the estaminets were the equivalent in France of the public houses at home, and thither they repaired in the evening to spend their time.

    The Story of the "9th King's" in France

  • At this point the Battalion turned in a south-westerly direction, passing through a village in which the French and English Headquarters were quartered in "estaminets" on either side of the road.

    "Contemptible", by "Casualty"

  • "Their niggardly proposals will turn London into Paris!" he said, not meaning full of cosy estaminets and accordion players, but surrounded by banlieues packed with rioting youths in balaclavas.

    Nick 'O'Teen' Clegg turns nasty

  • The young men of the schools and the estaminets (celebrated places of public education) allured by the noble words of Prince

    The History of the Next French Revolution

  • She calls ce gros Blackball, vous savez, that pillar of estaminets, that prince of mauvais-ton, her

    The Newcomes

  • It was pleasant to pass people eating outside their doors, and to hear the fierce mechanical pianos behind the vines of country estaminets.

    Tender is the Night

  • On the 13th March the non-commissioned officers celebrated the anniversary of the Battalion's first arrival in France by arranging a kind of concert in one of the estaminets in Estaires.

    The Story of the "9th King's" in France

  • Christmas Day provided an ample fare in addition to the ordinary rations, small parties engaging rooms in estaminets and farms, purchasing the very limit of eatables obtainable with what financial lengths were at their disposal, obtained bottles of port and gave vent to an unbounded vein of hilarious humour and uproarious chorus in celebration of a Christmas that many knew would be their last.

    Norman Ten Hundred A Record of the 1st (Service) Bn. Royal Guernsey Light Infantry

  • There were few Y.M.C.A. huts so far behind the lines, and the short time up to nine was usually spent in the _estaminets_.

    A Yankee in the Trenches

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