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shebeen

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1. (in Ireland) alcohol, esp home-distilled whiskey, sold without a licence
2. (in the US and Ireland) weak beer
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Our Dad remembered well helping his older sister, Vi, and brother-in-law, Johnny, at the shebeens by selling beer and Jamaican rum, as well as curried goat.
The main pastimes in the town include sport, church activities, occasional festivals, and regular visits to numerous "shebeens".
Condoms are now freely available in Khayelitsha's public toilets, taxi ranks, community halls, libraries and shebeens. Yearly condom distribution in Khayelitsha increased from 23 per man over age 15 in 2004, to 89 in 2007, resulting in a 50% drop in STI incidence.
Taylor and Fatshe the cabbie spend their evenings buying drinks for diamond mine workers at the local watering holes (called shebeens) in hopes that a miner will sell the lost diamond to them.
Further research is urgently needed to support risk-reduction interventions in places such as shebeens and taverns.
Adair also spoke about the hectic social life he and fellow loyalists enjoyed, drinking in shebeens, indulging in lots of sex and taking drugs.
You avoid the shanty towns and the shebeens at night." The regular and heavy consumption of alcohol is undoubtedly an aggravating factor, if not one of the determinative reasons, behind the high level of violence in Namibia.
Shebeens are a traditional part of Irish culture and date back centuries.
Walter Bowers, I learned later in life, was a philanderer who left Johanna to live with Mary, a colored "shebeen queen" in the industrial, central Johannesburg suburb of Doornfontein (shebeens were illegal bars where millions of nonwhite South Africans--who were, until 1961, forbidden to drink alcohol--drank themselves blind).
``In the surrounding streets, there were many illicit drinking dens called shebeens that did well because most of the pubs closed at 3pm.
'When I was 11 or 12, Robin was going to these Jamaican blues parties and shebeens (illegal drinking dens) which were held in derelict houses.
South African beer makers, SAB, is a key sponsor of the project and is installing 1,200 Supa Jukes in bars and shebeens throughout the country, owners of which get 25% of the revenue generated.