groggery


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groggery

(ˈɡrɒɡərɪ)
n, pl -ries
a grogshop
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had once undertaken to erect a cabin in some remote part of it, but for some reason had abandoned the enterprise and constructed his present hermaphrodite habitation, half residence and half groggery, at the roadside, upon an extreme corner of his estate; as far away as possible, as if on purpose to show how radically he had changed his mind.
In the midst of this calamity, Detective Foster was spending his time in the company of Portage's "rough class" "not known in the category of those regarded as respectable citizens" [at a] "low groggery" known as The Queen's.