from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A drink containing the extracted juices of various roots, as of dock, dandelion, sarsaparilla, and sassafras.


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  • Yesterday I kissed a root-beer skinned boy named Jonas who said he'd meet me at the pool again today, one o'clock.

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  • Up ahead we saw the lights of the root-beer stand and the cars and pickups with metal trays on the windows parked in the gravel under the canvas awning.

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  • The billboards and the huge signs painted on the sides of barns flashed by him, the drive-in root-beer stand and the trailer park, then the prefabricated houses in a bulldozed field, and he tried to call back into memory what that part of the county had looked like before, but the convertible was going too fast.

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  • “Do you want to go to the root-beer place on the highway?”

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  • She closed the truck door, and we banged over the ruts and drove out on the highway toward the root-beer stand.

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  • The conical item, I think, was a wax-covered root-beer dispenser.

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

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  • In addition to lodging, guests will receive room-service delivery of root-beer floats, two adult and two children's tickets to the Boston Children's Museum, free meals for kids under 12 at the hotel's 606 Congress restaurant, a free in-room movie, and use of the health club and lap pool without charge.

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  • In the past decade, root-beer manufacturers have introduced more upscale products in an effort to draw consumers back to the old-school brew.

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  • Others, though, didn't taste much like root beer and are more likely to appeal to health nuts as opposed to root-beer fans.

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