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tea shop

a tearoom.
British. a café or tearoom that specializes in serving light meals and snacks; lunchroom.
Origin of tea shop
First recorded in 1735-45 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • My mother opened a tea shop off Aderley Street, and earned enough to educate me and my sister.

    The Man Who Knew Edgar Wallace
  • Twenty minutes after she entered the tea shop, a girl drove by in a roadster.

  • I thought of the omelettes in the tea shop of Poperinghe, and I knew that I was lost.

    Mud and Khaki Vernon Bartlett
  • The next instant Jimmie Dale had sprung through the tea shop and was out on the street.

  • Between trains they have hung around the Ivy and that other tea shop just below it.

  • It was Basil who made room for them at the table with him and Alix (the tea shop was crowded).

  • She was a beautiful creature, in private life a waitress at a tea shop.

    Mrs. Warren's Daughter Sir Harry Johnston
  • Where could you hope to find a more popular spot than was the tea shop in the early part of 1915?

    Mud and Khaki Vernon Bartlett
  • It, too, was a tea shop and had a good position in one of the main streets of the town.

    A Padre in France George A. Birmingham

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