Definitions

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  • n. A place where gin is sold; a modern day example would be a tavern or barroom.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A shop or barroom where gin is sold as a beverage.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A shop or house where gin is retailed; a dram-shop.

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Examples

  • It is only since the introduction of this trade that the sole recreation of the laborer is to be found in the pot-house or ginshop, and it is only since the introduction of this baneful trade that poverty, crime, and misery have made rapid and fearful strides throughout the community.

    Socialism A Summary and Interpretation of Socialist Principles

  • Mrs. Fry withdrew, and waiting for nightfall followed the woman: down a winding alley, past rows of rotting tenements, into a cellar below a ginshop.

    Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great

  • I am like the drunkard who admires a temperate life, yet can't pass a ginshop.

    In the Midst of Alarms

  • Kapiton stayed till late at night at the ginshop with a friend of his, a man of gloomy appearance, to whom he related in detail how he used to live in Petersburg with a gentleman, who would have been all right, except he was a bit too strict, and he had

    The Torrents of Spring

  • ’ observed Bazarov, pointing to a ginshop which they were passing at that instant.

    Chapter XIII

  • Kapiton stayed till late at night at the ginshop with a friend of his, a man of gloomy appearance, to whom he related in detail how he used to live in Petersburg with a gentleman, who would have been all right, except he was a bit too strict, and he had a slight weakness besides, he was too fond of drink; and, as to the fair sex, he didn’t stick at anything.

    Mumu

  • Hi might tell ye”; and he jerked his thumb over his shoulder toward a ginshop near by.

    Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great

  • Hi might tell ye "; and he jerked his thumb over his shoulder toward a ginshop near by.

    Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great - Volume 02 Little Journeys To the Homes of Famous Women

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