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 n.— «Half the pubs in Brisbane these days don’t seem to sell them, instead forcing the hapless toper into a choice between a whopping great pint or something resembling a small glass thimble with a handle on it. Either that or they serve beer in what is called schmiddies (halfway between a schooner and a middie, or pot)—and charge you about $4 for the privilege.» —“Amber without ambience” by Paul Syvret Courier-Mail (Bowen Hills, Queensland, Australia) Apr. 3, 2007. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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