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 for gin mill
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  ginmill \ginmill\, gin mill \gin mill\n.
     A commercial establishment where alcoholic drinks are served
     over a counter; a barroom; -- a disparaging term suggesting a
     cheap or disreputable bar.
     Syn: barroom, bar-room, bar, saloon, taproom.
          [WordNet 1.5 +PJC]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Mill \Mill\, n. [OE. mille, melle, mulle, milne, AS. myln,
     mylen; akin to D. molen, G. m["u]hle, OHG. mul[imac],
     mul[imac]n, Icel. mylna; all prob. from L. molina, fr. mola
     millstone; prop., that which grinds, akin to molere to grind,
     Goth. malan, G. mahlen, and to E. meal. [root]108. See Meal
     flour, and cf. Moline.]
     [1913 Webster]
     1. A machine for grinding or comminuting any substance, as
        grain, by rubbing and crushing it between two hard, rough,
        or indented surfaces; as, a gristmill, a coffee mill; a
        bone mill.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. A machine used for expelling the juice, sap, etc., from
        vegetable tissues by pressure, or by pressure in
        combination with a grinding, or cutting process; as, a
        cider mill; a cane mill.
        [1913 Webster]
     3. A machine for grinding and polishing; as, a lapidary mill.
        [1913 Webster]
     4. A common name for various machines which produce a
        manufactured product, or change the form of a raw material
        by the continuous repetition of some simple action; as, a
        sawmill; a stamping mill, etc.
        [1913 Webster]
     5. A building or collection of buildings with machinery by
        which the processes of manufacturing are carried on; as, a
        cotton mill; a powder mill; a rolling mill.
        [1913 Webster]
     6. (Die Sinking) A hardened steel roller having a design in
        relief, used for imprinting a reversed copy of the design
        in a softer metal, as copper.
        [1913 Webster]
     7. (Mining)
        (a) An excavation in rock, transverse to the workings,
            from which material for filling is obtained.
        (b) A passage underground through which ore is shot.
            [1913 Webster]
     8. A milling cutter. See Illust. under Milling.
        [1913 Webster]
     9. A pugilistic encounter. [Cant] --R. D. Blackmore.
        [1913 Webster]
     10. Short for Treadmill.
         [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
     11. The raised or ridged edge or surface made in milling
         anything, as a coin or screw.
         [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
     12. A building or complex of buildings containing a mill[1]
         or other machinery to grind grains into flour.
     Edge mill, Flint mill, etc. See under Edge, Flint,
     Mill bar (Iron Works), a rough bar rolled or drawn directly
        from a bloom or puddle bar for conversion into merchant
        iron in the mill.
     Mill cinder, slag from a puddling furnace.
     Mill head, the head of water employed to turn the wheel of
        a mill.
     Mill pick, a pick for dressing millstones.
     Mill pond, a pond that supplies the water for a mill.
     Mill race, the canal in which water is conveyed to a mill
        wheel, or the current of water which drives the wheel.
     Mill tail, the water which flows from a mill wheel after
        turning it, or the channel in which the water flows.
     Mill tooth, a grinder or molar tooth.
     Mill wheel, the water wheel that drives the machinery of a
     Gin mill, a tavern; a bar; a saloon; especially, a cheap or
        seedy establishment that serves liquor by the drink.
     Roller mill, a mill in which flour or meal is made by
        crushing grain between rollers.
     Stamp mill (Mining), a mill in which ore is crushed by
     To go through the mill, to experience the suffering or
        discipline necessary to bring one to a certain degree of
        knowledge or skill, or to a certain mental state.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  gin mill
      n 1: tavern consisting of a building with a bar and public
           rooms; often provides light meals [syn: public house,
           pub, saloon, pothouse, gin mill, taphouse]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  33 Moby Thesaurus words for "gin mill":
     alehouse, bar, barrel house, barroom, beer garden, beer parlor,
     bistro, blind tiger, boozer, cabaret, cafe, cocktail,
     cocktail lounge, dive, dramshop, drinking saloon, groggery,
     grogshop, honky-tonk, local, nightclub, pothouse, pub, public,
     public house, rathskeller, rumshop, saloon, saloon bar, speakeasy,
     taproom, tavern, wine shop

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