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  • Between a slop-shop and a gin-shop, approached by a steep flight of steps leading down to a black gap like the mouth of a cave, I found the den of which I was in search. ...

    Opium Dens and Opium Usage in Victorian England

  • Then I began to pity myself, and I saw that it would be a greater charity to bestow on me a flannel shirt than a whole slop-shop on him.

    Walden

  • Between a slop-shop and a gin-shop, approached by a steep flight of steps leading down to a black gap like the mouth of a cave, I found the den of which I was in search.

    Tales of Terror and Mystery

  • The poetical advertisement of one MOSES, a slop-shop clothes-man, is pleasantly 'reviewed.'

    The Knickerbocker, or New-York Monthly Magazine, February 1844 Volume 23, Number 2

  • They were dressed in all sorts of ragged, motley-looking clothes; trousers of cheap tweed, such as you see hung up in an East End slop-shop; jackets once black, now rusted, torn and stained, and battered hats.

    With Rimington

  • Great lazybones who learn a few baby tricks on the bike or the tight-rope, back-shop acrobats, slop-shop

    The Bill-Toppers

  • On one occasion, when with my mother at the slop-shop, we found a sewing-woman standing at the counter, awaiting payment for the making of

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 15, No. 87, January, 1865

  • In a short time the captain of the Gil Blas and I were conducted to the "gentlemen's cabin," and as I was still clad in the thin cotton undress in which I was embarking for the land of dreams when the accident occurred, a shirt and trowsers were handed me fresh from the slop-shop.

    Captain Canot or, Twenty Years of an African Slaver

  • My visitor, who wore a slop-shop suit, also wore a wide-brimmed bowler hat; now, the set bland smile still upon his yellow face, he removed the bowler and pointed significantly to his skull.

    Tales of Chinatown

  • A Chinaman who wore a slop-shop blue suit and who held an open knife in his hand, stood beside him.

    The Return of Dr. Fu-Manchu

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  • "Sutlers' tents — in front, a Slop-shop. Soldiers of all colors and uniforms thronging about. Tables all filled. Croats and Hulans cooking at a fire. Sutler-woman serving out wine. Soldier-boys throwing dice on a drum-head. Singing heard from the tent."
    - 'Wallenstein's Camp', Friedrich Schiller, 1798. Translation by James Churchill, undated.

    December 17, 2007