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, arrak (a-rak'),
A strong alcoholic liquor distilled from dates, rice, sap of the coconut palm, and other agricultural products.
[Ar. sweet juice]
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Caption: The Roosevelt Room, a cocktail bar in the Hotel Deco in Austin, TX, offers about 60 different rums as well as cachaca and arrack.
At that moment, I hear Weiretunge's voice say aloud so everyone can hear "Padma, bring the arrack?" I throw myself at Mr.
Tobacco and arrack being shared, it was agreed to go on and meet with the rest of men.
There was an arrack joint -- till the brew was banned -- in the heart of the city that did good business with the claim that the superstar used to drink there.
(98.) For counterpoints to the Irish Times' editorial line, see "The Ambassador Designate," Irish Independent, 15 April 1957, 8; "Arrack on Mr.
In Jallikattu, well fed and groomed bulls, often pepped up with considerable doses of toddy or country liquor known as arrack are brought to the main street in the village.
Some goes to distillers and becomes a rather fierce coconut spirit called arrack, which I also tried.
Apples, pears, plums, and walnuts come to perfection at Betlis; the vineyards of Coulty, a village six miles east of the town, produce excellent wine and brandy (arrack), but the lands are principally allotted to pasture; and the natives, if we may venture an opinion from appearances, prefer the culture of fruits and vegetables to that of wheat.
The mukkuvars (fishermen) and arrack sellers also resided near the seashore.
An idea has got abroad among the people that a dram or two of arrak (6) during the day is likely to prove a good preservative from the disease, in consequence of which the arrack shops are doing an unusual quantity of business, and no doubt have their emissaries abroad to foster the delusion.
The local brew like toddy, arrack and Mahua are different addictives used in different parts of the country in different occasions like harvest, marriage, birth or death of child or during celebration of local festival (19).