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  • noun Plural form of inn.

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Examples

  • They were used by affluent travelers to avoid staying in inns, which were prone to vermin and vice.

    One World, Under God

  • They were used by affluent travelers to avoid staying in inns, which were prone to vermin and vice.

    One World, Under God

  • The torture of sleeping on a valise on the ground for weeks at a stretch was -- so an officer declared -- much the same as that produced by some beds in Irish inns -- after lying down for some hours, you have to get up and take a rest!

    South Africa and the Transvaal War, Vol. 2 (of 6) From the Commencement of the War to the Battle of Colenso, 15th Dec. 1899

  • As to the fare offered in English inns, as compared with that of the

    The Automobilist Abroad

  • There was only one table in the room, as is customary in English inns, and it had the disadvantage that it collected those seated at it into one party.

    Something New

  • In the corner of the room there was a timid fire -- of the kind usually met in English inns -- imprisoned behind a grill that had been set up stoutly to confine a larger and rowdier fire.

    Chimney-Pot Papers

  • That of being conducted (down a little staircase carpeted with stair cloth) through the basement of a colossal hotel, with all the electric light turned on at midday -- a basement with lumber-rooms full of rather tawdry antiquities giving off its corridors, and other antiquities (as we see them in Italian inns) crammed against walls and into corners.

    The Spirit of Rome

  • We know from Shakespeare's plays that the different rooms in English inns had names.

    Home Life in Colonial Days

  • As for the landing, which in most Tyrolean inns is the cleanest and smartest place in the house, it is the dreariest wilderness of old furniture, old presses, old saddles and harness, sacks, undressed skins, and dusty lumber of all kinds, that was ever seen or heard of outside the land of the Don.

    Untrodden Peaks and Unfrequented Valleys

  • I wonder, above all, why it is the great feature of domestic architecture in Italian inns, that all the fire goes up the chimney, except the smoke!

    Pictures from Italy

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