opium den


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opium den

n
a place where opium is sold and used
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Noun1.opium den - a building where opium is sold and usedopium den - a building where opium is sold and used
building, edifice - a structure that has a roof and walls and stands more or less permanently in one place; "there was a three-story building on the corner"; "it was an imposing edifice"
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opium den

nfumeria d'oppio
References in classic literature ?
She had the surest information that of late he had, when the fit was on him, made use of an opium den in the farthest east of the City.
In a very short time a decrepit figure had emerged from the opium den, and I was walking down the street with Sherlock Holmes.
"Convinced that something was amiss with him, she rushed down the steps--for the house was none other than the opium den in which you found me to-night--and running through the front room she attempted to ascend the stairs which led to the first floor.
Now for the sinister cripple who lives upon the second floor of the opium den, and who was certainly the last human being whose eyes rested upon Neville St.
Clair was doing in the opium den, what happened to him when there, where is he now, and what Hugh Boone had to do with his disappearance--are all as far from a solution as ever.
"Last Monday I had finished for the day and was dressing in my room above the opium den when I looked out of my window and saw, to my horror and astonishment, that my wife was standing in the street, with her eyes fixed full upon me.
There were opium dens where one could buy oblivion, dens of horror where the memory of old sins could be destroyed by the madness of sins that were new.
We explored together on that afternoon an infinity of infamous grog shops, gambling dens, opium dens. We walked up narrow lanes where our gharry--a tiny box of a thing on wheels, attached to a jibbing Bur mah pony--could by no means have passed.
He had evidently lived in varied cities and very motley societies, for some of his cheerfullest stories were about gambling hells and opium dens, Australian bushrangers or Italian brigands.
An opium den is no proper place for a policeman, of course, so when Wyndham is present at a den that gets subjected to a raid, he beats a hasty retreat.
As the planners at Henderson Field started work in their headquarters building, known as "the Opium Den," they made their plans to target Yamamoto flying in a G4M "Betty" bomber.
On the day the theft of floral tributes was discovered, Helen tripped on further evidence that the gulley has become an opium den for the drug-addled.