saloon keeper

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Noun1.saloon keeper - the proprietor of a saloon
owner, proprietor - (law) someone who owns (is legal possessor of) a business; "he is the owner of a chain of restaurants"
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If you're worth fifty cents a night and free beer to that saloon keeper, then you're worth that to me .
Keep your hands to your- self," the saloon keeper had roared, dancing, with fury in the schoolhouse yard.
The book combines history, geography, and ethnography with recipes and excerpts from accessible primary sources, such as the diary of a saloon keeper.
The favored take from this session played in Nob Hill, a movie released that July about a San Francisco saloon keeper (which did not include Crosby in its cast).
Kelley, started out as a Detroit saloon keeper and became a respected Democratic Party leader.
WASHINGTON -- In his State of the Union address, President Barack Obama gave a shout out to House Speaker John Boehner, hailing him as the successful son of a saloon keeper.
Jake finds himself teaming up with the townsfolk, notably rancher Woodrow Dolarhyde (Harrison Ford), saloon keeper Doc (Sam Rothwell) and enigmatic Ella WILD WEST: Craig, and Olivia (Olivia Wilde), on a mission to find their missing 'kin'.
And he is pretty impressive as the man-withno-memory who wanders into a dusty town only to find himself defending a put-upon saloon keeper (Sam rockwell), an intriguing local lovely (Olivia Wilde) and an annoying wealthy rancher (harrison Ford).
Arness, recommended by John Wayne, who turned down the part, made Dillon a thoughtful fellow using violence as a last resort, apparently loving his horse more than Miss Kitty, the soft-hearted saloon keeper (Amanda Blake).
His turn as saloon keeper Al Swearengen in the HBO series Deadwood has been critically praised.
Born in 1848, Earp worked in several professions - saloon keeper, farmer, boxing referee - and moved around the Old West before settling in the silver-mining town of Tombstone in 1879, where he established himself as a tough-talking lawman.
The part of John Shanssey, the saloon keeper, was played by New York actor George Mathews, who had appeared in western The Last Wagon as Sheriff Bull Harper the year before.