from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act or practice of keeping a shebeen.
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Cases of "shebeening" are tried before the Edinburgh magistrates, and as "my circle was being continually changed by the action of the police magistrates" (he says) conceivably his was a shebeening circle.
He said council property was used to house and subsidise illegal activities such as drug-dealing, shebeening, assault, prostitution, gun-running and gangsterism.