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  • n. Plural form of hostelry.


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  • Coventry University students heard on Friday from a well-placed observer who was there in the Altitude bar in Queenstown that fateful September night with Mike Tindall, dwarves, blondes and much alcohol; and also with the "team" in other hostelries on other nights.

    Hugh Muir's diary

  • " 'Which one is Buddy Lewis?' hotel clerks whisper furtively as the Nats check in at the different hostelries."

    Buddy Lewis, Nats star and WWII pilot, dies at 94

  • Meadows with six hostelries, each a day's hike from the last.

    John Muir

  • To travel from Glasgow to Manchester by train you would come through Wigan in any case, and two years ago, when Rangers reached the Uefa Cup final at the City of Manchester Stadium, Wigan hostelries were inundated with requests from Scotland for catering and rest facilities, so much so that the then JJB Stadium voluntarily opened up its main function room to supply the demand and make a bit of extra cash.

    Giant screens at Wigan could keep Rangers fans out of trouble

  • There were no hostelries for Jewish travelers in Yemen.

    Yemen and the Yishuv.

  • Frankly, the longer one has endured what passes for life on this so-called good earth the more one wearies of the boozed-up, back-slapping amateurs who infest hostelries tonight insisting that all's for the best in this the best of all possible worlds.

    Happy New Year!

  • The premises that I had earmarked for a lovely big bookshop in Tavistock has been snaffled by Witherspoon's pub chain (rents so astronomical we knew it would be something national) which will bring the total number of hostelries in a very small, concentrated market town centre area well into double figures.

    In Other Words

  • You are not so young in your trade as not to know there are hostelries in every town, much more in a city like Perth, where such as you may be harboured for your money, if you cannot find some gulls, more or fewer, to pay your lawing.

    The Fair Maid of Perth

  • In England it was a natural progression of elected but like-minded members taking up temporary residence at specific hostelries in London for each calendar session of parliament, with horsemen "whips" despatched to round up the numbers for successive divisions (voting) in the house, but its American cousin also took on the specter of a lobby system within the lobbyers to ensure party loyalty over responsibilities directly to one's constituents.

    Perhaps it is there that Chavez and his closest theorists in the administration have lost the plot?

  • Now he is about to announce the details of his first overseas enterprise and biggest deal ever: a $160 million joint venture with a large British real-estate company to develop four hostelries in London in two years.

    Expanding The Inn Crowd


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