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palace politics

The relationships, interactions, designs, and inner workings of the top members of a political organization (not necessarily of a monarchy or empire). Used especially in relation to internal rivalry, plotting, double crossing, etc. The country has faced its fair share of problems since shaking off the dictatorship, not the least of which being the intense palace politics of the newly formed government.
See also: palace, politics

ptomaine palace

Any place that serves particularly disgusting, putrid, or inedible food. ("Ptomaine" refers to amines or alkaloids produced by putrefying organic matter, typically animal tissue. Used in reference especially the dining facility of institutions such as schools or military barracks.) I would avoid that restaurant at all costs—it's a real ptomaine palace
See also: palace, ptomaine

gin mill

slang A bar, especially one that is run-down. Are you guys hungover? You spent an awful lot of time at that gin mill last night!
See also: gin, mill

gin palace

slang A bar. Are you guys hungover? You spent an awful lot of time at that gin palace last night!
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gin mill

and gin dive and gin palace
n. a saloon; a low liquor establishment. (Older.) Fred hit every gin mill on the way home. The joint looks like a gin dive. I’m not going in there!
See also: gin, mill

gin palace

verb
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ice palace

n. a jewelry store. (From ice.) What do they sell in that ice palace that you could afford to buy?
See also: ice, palace

ptomaine-domain

and ptomaine-palace (ˈtoˈmen...)
n. any institutional dining facility; a mess hall; a cafeteria. Welcome to the ptomaine-domain. Help yourself to some mystery meat. Time to go over to the ptomaine-palace and eat—if you can call it that.

ptomaine-palace

verb
References in classic literature ?
At the appointed hour we drove out three miles, and assembled in the handsome garden in front of the Emperor's palace.
We spent half an hour idling through the palace, admiring the cosy apartments and the rich but eminently home-like appointments of the place, and then the Imperial family bade our party a kind good-bye, and proceeded to count the spoons.
Then, casting off, he rowed slowly up the Thames until, below the palace walls, he moored near to the little postern gate which let into the lower end of the garden.
The palace was finished by next day, and the genie carried him there and showed him all his orders faithfully carried out, even to the laying of a velvet carpet from Aladdin's palace to the Sultan's.
"Look here, heretic, have I not told thee a thousand times that I have never once in my life seen the peerless Dulcinea or crossed the threshold of her palace, and that I am enamoured solely by hearsay and by the great reputation she bears for beauty and discretion?"
My proposal is, therefore, that we divide ourselves into two equal parties, and ascertain, by drawing lots, which of the two shall go to the palace, and beg for food and assistance.
To-morrow I must build a palace more beautiful than the King's, and it must be finished before evening.'
If we attempt to escape through the doors of the palace we shall surely be captured.
She heard Prince Bumpo snoring in his bed- room at the back of the palace. Then she tip- toed up the stairs till she came to the King's bedroom.
The lovely palace had no other occupant, for the Nome King had left her at the entrance, which closed behind her, and in all the magnificent rooms there appeared to be no other person.
They could all talk well enough when they were out in the street; but as soon as they came inside the palace gates, and saw the guard richly dressed in silver, and the lackeys in gold on the staircase, and the large illuminated saloons, then they were abashed; and when they stood before the throne on which the Princess was sitting, all they could do was to repeat the last word they had uttered, and to hear it again did not interest her very much.
Then came more dignitaries, and the officers of the palace and of the army, and finally two figures entirely muffled in scarlet silk, so that not a feature of either was discernible.
"Even now he has followed me to the very heart of thy palace, Kulan Tith, for the sole purpose of assassinating me.
As the ruler of Ptarth, followed by his courtiers, descended from the landing-stage above the palace, the servants dropped into their places in the rear of their royal or noble masters, and behind the others one lingered to the last.
On the same day we proceeded to the palace inhabited by Lord Montbarry at the time of his last illness and death.