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ale-draper (plural ale-drapers)

  1. (obsolete) An alehouse keeper or publican
    • 1911, Kathleen Schlesinger, 1911 Encyclopædia Britannica, Volume 3 : Barrel-organ
      Mr Thomas Brown relates that one Mr Stephens, a Poultry author, proposed to parliament for any one that should presume to keep an organ in a Publick House to be fined £20 and made incapable of being an ale-draper for the future.


Grose, Francis, The Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue / Lexicon Balatronicum: A Dictionary of Buckish Slang, University Wit, and Pickpocket Eloquence: altered and enlarged (London; 1811)