from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A gaudily decorated gin-shop.


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  • This marvelous floating gin-palace was built for Saddam Hussein and the Iraqi government either wants it back or to be able to see documents transferring ownership - prior to Saddam's execution.

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  • They were sitting together at a music-hall, — half music-hall, half theatre, which pleasantly combined the allurements of the gin-palace, the theatre, and the ball-room, trenching hard on those of other places.

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  • Six months later, a supply ship landed a gin-palace at Belawan, the port of Medan.

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  • That gin-palace was the reason for my being on detachment in Medan.

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  • A lieutenant directed them in pursuit of the enemy gin-palace.

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  • I drove our one gin-palace back to Medan as ordered.

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  • I was given an escort to drive to the port and pick up the gin-palace.

    A Rude Awakening

  • He stood in the middle of the street, shouting and shaking his fist at the gin-palace which retreated in a series of frantic leaps and bounds up the road, veering first to one side and then the other like an epileptic wallaby.

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  • As a Dutch major turned, angry at the interruption, Jhamboo explained and pointed out the gin-palace.

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  • The gin-palace scandal was something I would never live down, not if I served another hundred years in the army.

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