- Entering the first barber's shop, he had the stubble removed from his cheeks and chin, and arranged his disordered attire, and then, going to a taproom close by, ate and drank, without sitting down, what he found ready and, invigorated in body and mind, continued his walk. - "The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers", Georg Ebers.
- But he was considerably surprised when, instead of the messenger he expected, he saw his beautiful disguised passenger enter the low, smoke- begrimed taproom. - "The Coming Conquest of England", August Niemann.
- There he was set upon in the taproom by certain old friends and gambling associates, who accused him of wilfully attempting to injure Miss Vancourt. - "God's Good Man", Marie Corelli.