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  • Judging by the reactions of parents and bystanders (as reported in the blog, and in my general although limited experience that touched on police work), the community thinks this kind of small-beer enforcement is very much worthwhile.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Oh, That’s Funny, Because I Happen to Have [Officer Krupke] Right Here

  • Judging by the reactions of parents and bystanders as reported in the blog, and in my general although limited experience that touched on police work, the community thinks this kind of small-beer enforcement is very much worthwhile.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Oh, That’s Funny, Because I Happen to Have [Officer Krupke] Right Here

  • Jesuit Daubenton, confessor to Philip V. of Spain: but this is small-beer after brandy.

    A Philosophical Dictionary

  • Emmy laughed: she called him a naughty man, who wanted to run away in debt, and, in fact, made some jokes suitable to the occasion and the small-beer.

    Vanity Fair

  • Many and many a night, when I was unconscious of her attention, has that good soul pulled my boots off, and seen me laid by my servants snug in bed, and carried off the candle herself; and been the first in the morning, too, to bring me my drink of small-beer.

    The Memoires of Barry Lyndon

  • In the House of Commons what small-beer orators try to pass for strong?

    Roundabout Papers

  • A brisk and honest small-beer will refresh those who do not care for the frothy outpourings of heavier taps.

    Roundabout Papers

  • In consequence of the fetes the house was full of company, the tables in the street were already surrounded by persons smoking and drinking the national small-beer, the public rooms were in a cloud of smoke, and

    Vanity Fair

  • Mr. Warrington should have to sit down in the Temple dinner-ball, and cut at a shoulder of mutton, and drink small-beer out of tin pannikins, by the side of rough students who wore gowns like the parish-clerk.

    The Virginians

  • Madam Esmond, gave half a finger to George whenever his nephew called on him in town, and did not even invite him to partake of the famous family small-beer.

    The Virginians

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