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"
Translations

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.
Writing in the Observer yesterday, the chief constable said that "if the war on drugs means stopping every street corner turning into an opium den and discouraging the mass consumption of laudanum - as happened during the 19th century - then it has succeeded.
At the most recent men's show for Courtney Love-adoring Mead ham Kirchoff, he layered so many floral prints on top of one another that models looked like they were in a '60s opium den.
Late last year, we put out our own single on Darkroom Dubs, called Alive From The Opium Den, to celebrate the 50th release and we do quite a few remixes and DJMix CDs on the label as well.
I'm planning to stick it up Fifa by not only wearing a poppy but also smoking one - I'll be watching the game in an opium den.