A more likely cause is the second story in the Letter, the visit to the bawdy house.
That a saloon with a sign reading "Family Entrance" on its side door invariably has a bawdy house upstairs.
A long-faced virgin trapped in a bawdy house and calling in valiant tones for a glass of lemonade.
A Tobacco shop and a bawdy house are coincident; for smoke is not without fire.
This means boarding-house life, shocking congestion and a rich harvest for saloon and bawdy house.
"That was Belle Cora, who keeps that bawdy house up town," Nesbitt volunteered.
Four engravings and at least six pamphlets, all focusing on the bawdy house story, were shortly in circulation.
a brothel, bordello
First, they had a beer at the bawdy house.