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rum shop

noun, Chiefly Caribbean.
1.
a tavern or shop selling liquor.
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  • Every fourth or fifth house is a rum shop, and the so-called palm-wine sheds are filled every night with drunken men and women.

    Stanley in Africa James P. Boyd
  • A pale face would be as much out of place in an American rum shop as a strawberry patch in an alkaline desert.

    Nasby in Exile David R. Locke
  • It is displayed on the 17th of March in nearly every rum shop, gambling hell, and thieves' den in New York.

  • One of those chaps that are hanging round Tibbett's rum shop out at the Corners.

    When Life Was Young C. A. Stephens
  • Cross roads are always a favourite place of meeting, and a rum shop is generally to be found there.

    Jamaican Song and Story Walter Jekyll
  • In our country towns a rum shop or a drunken man can rarely be found, where formerly liquors were sold at every store.

    Sober by Act of Parliament Fred A. McKenzie
  • There is a little grocery, a rum shop, a town, and by and by a city.

    The Silent Readers William D. Lewis

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