from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An oyster-bank.


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  • "We've been able to deliver oysters in the shell to all our long-time, oyster-bar customers since the spill, though not always as many as they need," said Al Sunseri, president and co-owner of P&J Oyster Co. in New Orleans.

    Susan Buchanan: State's Oyster Growers Weigh Options in Claims Process 2010

  • There is the older New York, with its memories of Mine Host of oyster-bar and chop-house, of culinary joys and the ghosts of viands.

    Fifth Avenue Arthur Bartlett Maurice 1909

  • They are, to put it picturesquely, like oysters at the oyster-bar, peppered and vinegared "in no time," and then swallowed by the phagocytes by the dozen.

    More Science From an Easy Chair 1888

  • Mme. Cibot, sometime opener of oysters at the _Cadran Bleu_, after all the adventures which come unsought to the belle of an oyster-bar, left her post for love of Cibot at the age of twenty-eight.

    Cousin Pons Honor�� de Balzac 1824


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