groggery


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groggery

(ˈɡrɒɡərɪ)
n, pl -ries
a grogshop
References in classic literature ?
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.
The gambling house, the house of prostitution and the groggery," according to the social observer George Foster, "are the habitual sphere where he expends his active life.