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Whiskey meaning

whiskey - 5 dictionary results

  1. 1. a liquor made from fermented mash of grain
  2. 2. Same as Whisky, a liquor.
  3. 3. Alt. of Whisky
  4. 4. An intoxicating liquor distilled from grain, potatoes, etc., especially in Scotland, Ireland, and the United States. In the United States, whisky is generally distilled from maize, rye, or wheat, but in Scotland and Ireland it is often made from malted barley.
  5. 5. Spirit distilled from a fermented infusion of grain, potatoes, & c.

whiskey - examples of usage

  1. Sally always thought of this cabinet as " Major Roper's cabinet," because she got the whiskey from it for him before he went off in the fog. - "Somehow Good", William de Morgan.
  2. The fact was that a Free Church minister whom Sir Hugh Cunyngham had met somewhere had called at Aivron Lodge; as the custom of that part of the country is, he was invited to stay to dinner; he sat late, told many stories, and drank a good deal of whiskey, until it was not judged prudent to let him try to get his pony across the ford, even if hospitality had not demanded that he should be offered a room for the night; and then, when every one was thinking of getting away to bed, the worthy man must needs insist on having family worship, to which the servants had also to be summoned. - "Prince Fortunatus", William Black.
  3. Now Stephen had never learned to like straight whiskey, but he took down his share without a face. - "The Crisis, Volume 7", Winston Churchill.
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