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Arrack

noun
1.
Any of various strong liquors distilled from the fermented sap of toddy palms or from fermented molasses.  Synonym: arak.






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"Arrack" Quotes from Famous Books



... change in their favor they stood eastward to sea. On the 27th, a council being called, it was resolved that a man should constantly look out at the topmast head; and to encourage vigilance it was determined, that the first discoverer of land should receive three reals and a pot of arrack. On the 4th November they saw patches of duckweed and a seal, and inferred their vicinity to land. The first pilot, Francis Jacobzs, on the 7th, supported by the advice of the steersman, thus delivered his opinion:—"We ...
— The History of Tasmania, Volume I (of 2) • John West

... out of Deesa on these occasions, for he knew that after the beating was over Deesa would embrace his trunk and weep and call him his love and his life and the liver of his soul, and give him some liquor. Moti Guj was very fond of liquor—arrack for choice, though he would drink palm- tree toddy if nothing better offered. Then Deesa would go to sleep between Moti Guj's forefeet, and as Deesa generally chose the middle of the public road, and as Moti Guj mounted ...
— Life's Handicap • Rudyard Kipling

... glad news of the coronation of William and Mary, tells us that, in the East India Company's chief factory at Surat, the common table was supplied with "plenty of generous Sherash (Shiraz) wine and arak Punch," Arrack (properly "Urk"), sometimes abbreviated to Rack, means any distilled spirit, or essence, but is commonly used to distinguish country liquor from imported spirits. The Company's factors drank it because European wines and beer were at that time very expensive in ...
— Concerning Animals and Other Matters • E.H. Aitken, (AKA Edward Hamilton)



Words linked to "Arrack" :   strong drink, arak, booze, liquor, hard liquor, John Barleycorn, spirits, hard drink



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