Whiskey Ring

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Whiskey Ring A conspiracy of distillers and government officials during the administration of President Grant to defraud the government of the excise taxes. The frauds were detected in 1875 through the efforts of the Secretary of the Treasury B. H. Bristow, and most of the offenders were convicted.
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Usage

In literature:

But our talk was all to short, for a fat man with three rings on came in, and sat down with us, and ordered a whiskey and soda.
"Bab: A Sub-Deb" by Mary Roberts Rinehart
In 1874 came the disclosures of the Whiskey Ring.
"The Boss and the Machine" by Samuel P. Orth
This town and this country is run by the whiskey ring.
"The Doctor" by Ralph Connor
What was the "Whiskey Ring"?
"A Short History of the United States" by Edward Channing
Higher than legislatures or the Congress of the United States is the Whiskey Ring!
"The Abominations of Modern Society" by Rev. T. De Witt Talmage
Whiskey, which has had Spanish-flies in soak, is said to be good for ring-worms; but I never knew an instance of its being tried.
"The American Frugal Housewife" by Lydia M. Child
I will ring for some whiskey and water if you care for a snifter.
"The King's Men" by Robert Grant, John Boyle O'Reilly, J. S. Dale, and John T. Wheelwright
The Whiskey Ring had just been formed, and began its system of gigantic frauds by which it scuttled the Treasury.
"The Clansman" by Thomas Dixon
It was said he had been the Goat of the Whiskey Ring.
"A Portrait of Old George Town" by Grace Dunlop Ecker
Do not the "gold rings" and the "whiskey rings" know how to read and write?
"Public School Education" by Michael Müller
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