He just had to blow off steam so he did it in a gin mill rather than a rolling mill.
Slippery's seen a M. P. nosin' around in front of the gin mill.
Well, I saw two men pick him up an take him inter the gin mill.
He meant be that, that if money was plenty enough f'r him to get some without wurrukin', he'd open a gin mill.
The sober who drank from his free "Waterworks," and the giddy ones who imbibed at his "gin mill," equally criticised him.
Anyway, we was raisin' hell round Strasburg, an' I went into a gin mill down a flight of steps.
And when we was in port at Havre I dropped in at a gin mill down by the water front and he come up and touched me on the arm.
A saloon; barroom; tavern: There still are some boobs, alas, who'd like the old-time gin-mill back/ In some gin mill where they know the bartender
[1860+; certainly influenced by gin mill, ''cotton mill where a cotton gin is used'']