Whisky Ring

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Whisky 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:

No amount of whisky ever made him drunk; and no violence of bell-ringing ever hurried his movements.
"Man and Wife" by Wilkie Collins
On leaving the ring, he entered the bar and drank some whisky.
"The Country House" by John Galsworthy
You all know how that wonderful whip called the temperance crusade roused the whisky ring.
"Debate On Woman Suffrage In The Senate Of The United States," by Henry W. Blair, J.E. Brown, J.N. Dolph, G.G. Vest, Geo. F. Hoar.
But he did think it his duty to attend elections and primary meetings, and work against the whisky ring.
"Personal Recollections of Pardee Butler" by Pardee Butler
His very voice has got a Whiskie Ring.
"A Boy I Knew and Four Dogs" by Laurence Hutton
Once he put his hand upon the bell, as if to ring for more whisky, but he checked himself.
"The Man Who Rose Again" by Joseph Hocking
They don't hav enny whisky ring, that iz virtewous, simply, bekauze it hooks bi the millyun, and then legalizes its own ackts.
"The Complete Works of Josh Billings" by Henry W. Shaw
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