One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
An unlicensed property from which alcoholic drinks are sold.‘ex-miners inflamed by drinking rot-gut at Old Harry's sly-groggery’
- ‘He knew the locations of the sly groggeries, brothels, bookie outlets, and gambling and booze dens.’
- ‘A policeman at the present time may know a sly-groggery is proceeding in a certain quarter.’
- ‘One of Chuck's early jobs with him was to trap a woman conducting a sly-groggery.’
- ‘Your manner was as sharp as if I had actually proposed to you to start a sly-groggery.’
- ‘The affluence of its patrons gave it a de facto respectability that eluded less opulent sly-groggeries.’
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