A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

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Entry from December 17, 2013
Cenosillicaphobia (fear of an empty glass)

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Urban Dictionary
Fear of an empty beer glass
When your beer glass is empty and you get scared, its happened to all of us!
by Jezza September 22, 2004
Virtual Tourist
Re: Cenosillicaphobia
by Seabiscuit Online Now Jul 11, 2007 at 5:41 AM
“Fear of an empty beer glass”? Areound here, it’s rampant, I’m sure.
Google Books
The Modern Con Man:
How to Get Something for Nothing

By Todd Robbins
New York, NY: Bloomsbury USA
Pg. 4:
Cenosillicaphobia is the fear of an empty glass.
Wordorigins.org Discussion Forums
Joseph Tait
Posted: 04 November 2008 01:50 PM
I thought that “beer” would make a fun topic for the weekly pub trivia challenge I have the privilege of hosting.  While looking on line for tidbits, I came across the word “Cenosillicaphobia: the fear of an empty glass.” My BS detectors were set into full alert, and sure enough, I can’t seem to find it in an on-line dictionary.
Anyone ever come across this term in their scholarly - or happy hour - meanderings?
Urban Dictionary
the fear of an empty glass - manifests itself in a number of circumstances and the symptoms can be uncomfortable at best, downright terrifying at worst
Man: I have cenosillicaphobia!
Barkeeper: No worries, I’ll refill your beer.
Man: Beer is the best!

by Affenkopf December 02, 2009
Google Books
The Beer Devotional:
A Daily Celebration of the World’s Most Inspiring Beers

By Jess Lebow
Avon, MA: Adams Media
Pg. 220:
You’veprobably heard of arachnophobia (the fear of spiders), and acrophobia (the fear of heights), agoraphobia (the fear of open spaces), and claustrophobia (the fear of confined spaces), and mysophobia (the fear of germs), but have you heard of cenosillicaphobia? That would be the fear of an empty (beer) glass.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Tuesday, December 17, 2013 • Permalink

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