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saloon keeper

a person who owns or operates a saloon.
Origin of saloon keeper
1840-50 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Clausen, the German saloon-keeper, and his gang were coming down on us like a pack of wolves on a sheepfold.

    A Pirate of Parts Richard Neville
  • It invested the saloon-keeper, in Presley's imagination, with all the dignity of the tragedy.

    The Octopus Frank Norris
  • All of this might seem diabolical, but the saloon-keeper was in no wise to blame for it.

    The Jungle Upton Sinclair
  • The saloon-keeper served a purpose, and was amply paid for his service.

    The Heart of Unaga Ridgwell Cullum
  • The saloon-keeper whipped out a pistol, but Boots had one in his coat pocket and shot from it without taking it out.

    Dorothy's Double G. A. Henty
  • "It'll be because you was born to hang," laughed the saloon-keeper.

    The Call of the Wild Jack London
  • But when Slavin, our saloon-keeper, rose to reply, the men jumped up on the seats and yelled till they could yell no more.

    Black Rock Ralph Connor
  • And his demand was not intended for the saloon-keeper alone.

    The Golden Woman Ridgwell Cullum
  • "Because the appointment isn't his, he says," the saloon-keeper explained.

  • “And we started him off with fifty, Mac,” he said to the saloon-keeper.

    The Mascot of Sweet Briar Gulch Henry Wallace Phillips

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