Beer-pump

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Beer-pump a machine for drawing beer up from the casks to the bar
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. béor; Ger. and Dut. bier, Ice. bjorr.

Usage

In literature:

If Jack Briefless convoked his friends to oysters and beer in his chambers, Pump Court, he would have twice as many.
"The Virginians" by William Makepeace Thackeray
If Jack Briefless convoked his friends to oysters and beer in his chambers, Pump Court, he would have twice as many.
"A Book of the Play" by Dutton Cook
No, Miss," said Rooney, "they're largely used for pumping up beer in London.
"Under the Waves" by R M Ballantyne
There were two beer-pumps, each with two dozen handles, and the number of bottles and decanters was beyond computation.
"The History and Records of the Elephant Club" by Knight Russ Ockside and Q. K. Philander Doesticks
I heard the slap and thump of beer-pumps, children's simple prayers.
"The Tower of Oblivion" by Oliver Onions
If it isn't the beer pump half the time I am very much mistaken.
"The Awful Australian" by Valerie Desmond
The Beer-Pumps which are seen upon the counters of our coffee houses, are also from this factory.
"The History of Louisville, from the Earliest Settlement till the Year 1852" by Ben Casseday
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In news:

Music is pumping, beers are in hand and everyone is shouting happily -- but I'm not at a house party.
The new ChurchKey bar in Logan Circle promises that at any given time, its five hand-pumped "beer engines" will be dipping into a changing roster of five casks .
Among beer fanciers, ales that have been cured in casks —from which it has to be pumped by hand at the bar—have been all the rage.
The number of casks being pumped is minute, given an American beer market still dominated by big corporate brewers.
Among beer fanciers, ales that have been cured in casks—from which it has to be pumped by hand at the bar—have been all the rage.
President Barack Obama enjoys a beer at The Pump House in Cedar Falls, Iowa, this month, but would you like to know what's in his homebrew .
Miami is pumped for pumpkin beer.
PopSci heads to Nerd Nite to pump its brain full of knowledge and its belly full of beer.
Start pumping the pain killers and throw back some water because DC Beer Week madness continues today with more than 20 events across the city.
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