• WordNet 3.6
    • n alehouse a tavern where ale is sold
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Alehouse A house where ale is retailed; hence, a tippling house.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n alehouse A house where ale is retailed.
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In literature:

Amusements there were none, other than could be had at the alehouse or by riding into the market town to the inn there.
"Round About a Great Estate" by Richard Jefferies
The common penalty for tipplers continuing to drink in an alehouse, was that such persons should forfeit 3s.
"Fragments of Two Centuries" by Alfred Kingston
To fiddle to a few villagers, and dash colour on an alehouse shutter!
"Wisdom, Wit, and Pathos of Ouida" by Ouida
Nothing can be better imagined than the group in the alehouse.
"The Works of William Hogarth: In a Series of Engravings" by John Trusler
As this was the last "hitch" of the day, the ring was broken up, and I saw Bill going with the rest towards the village alehouse.
"Roger Trewinion" by Joseph Hocking
He went round by the high road, and having had his supper, and given his wife a clout in the head, he sauntered down to the alehouse.
"Wood Magic" by Richard Jefferies
One would scarcely find a better village alehouse of a homely kind in England.
"The Life of Charles Dickens, Vol. I-III, Complete" by John Forster
They had an alehouse boy always in attendance upon the workmen.
"The Printer Boy." by William M. Thayer
The alehouse is the terrible bane of the labourer.
"The Toilers of the Field" by Richard Jefferies
He became profligate, got drunk at alehouses, sold his master's property to get money, or stole it out of the cashbox.
"Bunyan" by James Anthony Froude

In poetry:

There sat one day in quiet,
By an alehouse on the Rhine,
Four hale and hearty fellows,
And drank the precious wine.
"The Happiest Land. (From The German)" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
One eve beside the alehouse fire
He sat as it befell,
When in there came a labouring man
Whom Jaspar knew full well.
"Jaspar" by Robert Southey
There are marks of age,
There are thumb-marks on thy margin,
Made by hands that clasped thee rudely,
At the alehouse.
"To An Old Danish Songbook" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Saying how, at an alehouse under Cotswold,
He had made sure of his very Cleopatra,
Drunk with enormous, salvation-con temning
Love for a tinker.
"The Craftsman" by Rudyard Kipling
The lambs were mute, the sheep were couched,
The hop—poles bent 'neath leaf and bine;
Adown the road the vagrant slouched,
And glanced up at the alehouse sign.
"Outside The Village Church" by Alfred Austin
A tavern, or an alehouse, they adore,
And will not come within the church before
They're brought to lodge under a silent tomb,
And then who knows how dismal is their doom!
"England's Alarm. or The Pious Christian's Speedy Call To Repentance" by Anonymous British

In news:

DeadBeats keep the tunes Truckin' at Coopers Alehouse.
Dogfish Head Alehouse vs J.
Wings are a major attraction at Dogfish Head Alehouse and at J.
Chef Matt Seeber, former executive chef at Tom Colicchio's Craftsteak at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, will be heading Alehouse 's kitchen.
Sunset Alehouse 's The National Champ is an eating challenge featuring nine 1/3-pound patties and nine slices of cheese.
The last time a group of us dined at the Sunset Alehouse , we didn't go to enjoy the food so much as endure it.
Fire station could be future alehouse .
An alehouse with the charm of an old fire station is the ideal for the future of Fire Station No.
Sunset Alehouse's The National Champ.
Dogfish Head Alehouse, Cesco Osteria, Café Saint-Ex.
Dogfish Head Alehouse On a Saturday night, the Seven Corners branch of this brewpub crawled with kids, lending it a happy chaos seldom seen in bars.
Dogfish Head Alehouse vs J.
Dogfish Head Alehouse, Cesco Osteria , Café Saint-Ex.
Main Street Bistro and Alehouse serves food, beer and wine inspired from all over world.
Ladyface Alehouse & Brasserie : Burger, Frites & Beer.