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Pulque   Listen

Fermented Mexican drink from juice of various agave plants especially the maguey.

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"Pulque" Quotes from Famous Books

... main ropes (4 inches in diameter) were made of this fiber. It is also used for making paper. The juice, when the watery part is evaporated, forms a good soap (as detergent as castile), and will mix and form a lather with salt water as well as with fresh. The sap from the heart leaves is formed into pulque. This sap is sour, but has sufficient sugar and mucilage for fermentation. This vinous beverage has a filthy odor, but those who can overcome the aversion to this fetid smell indulge largely in the liquor. A very intoxicating brandy is made from it. Razor strops are made from the leaves; ...
— Catalogue of Economic Plants in the Collection of the U. S. Department of Agriculture • William Saunders

... morning," says Bunny eager. "Fare forty-eight dollars one way. I could go aboard now. Dick would hail me as a man and a brother. I'm his kind. He'd see that I never had money enough to get away. I think I might possibly earn my keep bossing coolies too. And the pulque down there helps you ...
— On With Torchy • Sewell Ford

Words linked to "Pulque" :   maguey, alcoholic beverage, alcohol, Agave atrovirens, intoxicant, inebriant, alcoholic drink

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