Red-liquor

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Red-liquor a crude aluminium acetate, used as a mordant in calico-printing
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. reád; Ger. roth, L. ruber, Gr. e-rythros, Gael. ruath.

Usage

In literature:

Why, Danny was a fish fer red liquor.
"The Light of Western Stars" by Zane Grey
In spite of Jean's vigilance Bill had continued to imbibe red liquor.
"To the Last Man" by Zane Grey
Mebbe he wasn't bad after toyin' with a little red liquor.
"The Man of the Forest" by Zane Grey
At sight of the red liquor the fury died out of the ruffler's face.
"Love-at-Arms" by Raphael Sabatini
He was red in the face but was in other respects perhaps improved in appearance by his liquor.
"The Duke's Children" by Anthony Trollope
An' both had been triflin' with red liquor.
"The U.P. Trail" by Zane Grey
It began to rain shortly, that cold, damp rain that seems to go with a rough sea just as naturally as red liquor goes with crime.
"McClure's Magazine December, 1895" by Edited by Ida M. Tarbell
A drink of liquor is to my appetite what a red-hot coal of fire is to a keg of dry powder.
"Fifteen Years in Hell" by Luther Benson
He rode up from Kremmlin' an' stopped to say Jack was celebratin' his arrival by too much red liquor.
"The Mysterious Rider" by Zane Grey
There were ten of them, and old Bambousse was already with one hand tilting over the jar whence only a thread of red liquor now flowed.
"Abbe Mouret's Transgression La Faute De L'abbe Mouret" by Emile Zola
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In news:

One of our favorite red neon LIQUOR signs it's in great shape, and it beams all day.
The braising liquid uses something that's probably been residing, forgotten, in the back of your liquor cabinet since the days of the Nixon administration: sweet red vermouth (used mostly for Manhattans).
Drink clear liquors over colored ones: darker alcohol like bourbon or red wine contain more congeners, a substance that help contribute to hangovers .
He has this new liquor called Wild Shot Mezcal, which is similar to tequila, which sure comes with some excellent drink ideas to put in your 'Red Solo Cup' this season.
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