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  • Bilbo found himself answering, to his own surprise; and he found himself scuttling off, too, to the cellar to fill a pint beer-mug, and to the pantry to fetch two beautiful round seed cakes, which he had baked that afternoon for his after-supper morsel.

    The Hobbit

  • Samuel Williams, aged eleven, and congenial to Penrod in years, sex, and disposition, appeared in the doorway, shaking into foam a black liquid within a pint bottle, stoppered by a thumb.


  • He found Captain Phlogg, with the usual stubble of beard and battered naval cap, sitting in a shadowy corner of the shop, smoking an odoriferous pipe and taking swigs from a pint bottle.

    The Cat Who Went Underground

  • A man and a woman stood behind the bar, the man pulling a pint for a second black-suited man and talking sideways to the woman in a way that spoke of a long, comfortable marriage.

    A Letter of Mary

  • Stobrod dug around beneath his coat and pulled out a pint pocket tickler full of brown liquor.

    Cold Mountain

  • So the baby was carried in a small deal box, under an ancient woman's shawl, to the churchyard that night, and buried by lantern-light, at the cost of a shilling and a pint of beer to the sexton, in that shabby corner of God's allotment where He lets the nettles grow, and where all unbaptized infants, notorious drunkards, suicides, and others of the conjecturally damned are laid.

    Tess of the d'Urbervilles

  • On the ride over in his U-Drive, he gave them a pint of rye to slug from.

    The Big Nowhere

  • Henry: “Billy was my side-kicker in New York”; in 1906, Helen Green wrote, “The Red Swede … sat over a pint of champagne with Dopey Polly … and his side kick, the Runt.”

    The Right Word in the Right Place at the Right Time

  • N bursts through the other door and back into the bar as O pours Coke into a pint glass of rum beneath the image of P and his Action Team that is elsewhere.

    An Alphabet

  • Fouda, an urbane Egyptian based in London not averse to a pint or two in his local pub, remembers his phone ringing in early 2002 and the man on the other end of the line making him an unusual offer: He asked me if I was thinking of preparing something special with my program, Top Secret, for the first anniversary of September 11th.

    The Longest War


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