gin mill

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n gin mill tavern consisting of a building with a bar and public rooms; often provides light meals
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Gin mill a tavern; a bar; a saloon; especially, a cheap or seedy establishment that serves liquor by the drink.
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Usage

In literature:

He bought a square mile or more, and for a time the field-hands sang, the gins groaned, and the mills buzzed.
"The Souls of Black Folk" by W. E. B. Du Bois
And how are the mills running, gin'rally, over at the Bar?
"Drift from Two Shores" by Bret Harte
Go to all the hotels, restaurants, and gin-mills near here, and hunt him up.
"A Waif of the Plains" by Bret Harte
You've no business in this House; you belong in a gin-mill!
"The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg and Other Stories" by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
He keeps a gin mill, and has ever since I was a kid.
"Adrift in New York" by Horatio Alger
Now, I charge twenty cents for drinks that a regular gin-mill would sell for ten.
"Lights and Shadows of New York Life" by James D. McCabe
Hadn't he been to the gin-mill for him that very day twice?
"Children of the Tenements" by Jacob A. Riis
He meant be that, that if money was plenty enough f'r him to get some without wurrukin', he'd open a gin mill.
"Mr. Dooley in Peace and in War" by Finley Peter Dunne
Why, he bosses the job of the crack gin-mill of the outfit, and runs things.
"A Pirate of Parts" by Richard Neville
We have a steam-gin and grist-mill.
"Tuskegee & Its People: Their Ideals and Achievements" by Various
I'll hustle round to the gin-mills an' get hold of a pair of tough guys.
"Heart of the Blue Ridge" by Waldron Baily
First, I visited some twenty or thirty different 'gin-mills.
"The Record of Nicholas Freydon" by A. J. (Alec John) Dawson
And me that run a gin mill in Lawrence, Mass.!
"Where the Pavement Ends" by John Russell
We calculated that there were four thousand "gin mills" in this city, and probably that is an under estimate.
"Under the Southern Cross" by Maturin M. Ballou
Bring up your boy in fear ov the rod and a gin mill.
"The Complete Works of Josh Billings" by Henry W. Shaw
Kape away from them gin-mills, an' save up yure rocks, An' ye'll always have terbacky in yer ould terbacky box.
"McClure's Magazine, Vol. 1, No. 1, June 1893" by Various
But dat old gin-mill ain't goin' to boss me much longer.
"In Wild Rose Time" by Amanda M. Douglas
Cotton-ginning, flour-milling, and an export trade in mustard seed, cotton, silk and forest produce are carried on.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 11, Slice 5" by Various
There was a wreck of a man, an habitue of cheap lodging-houses and gin-mills, who would tell you the story on the slightest provocation.
"Comrade Yetta" by Albert Edwards
Saw mills, grist mills, and cotton gins, are either erecting or erected throughout the country.
"The American Indians" by Henry R. Schoolcraft
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In news:

It found its inspiration, like so many classic country hits, in a gin mill.
Atlas Genius Performs Special 'Happy Hour' Acoustic Set At Gin Mill .
Nightcrawler At The Gin Mill & Grille.
Pictures from Nightcrawler at the Gin Mill & Grille in Northampton.
Atlas Genius Performs Special ' Happy Hour ' Acoustic Set At Gin Mill.
Nightcrawler At The Gin Mill & Grille.
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