moonshine

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A highly distilled corn whiskey often flavored with peaches, apples or other fruits, which is produced and distributed illegally to circumvent federal tax on alcohol

moonshine

Toxicology Illicitly distilled whiskey. See Lead poisoning, Saturnine gout.
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It was as if all the dreams, sleeping and waking, of its vivid occupant had taken a visible although unmaterial form and had tapestried the bare room with splendid filmy tissues of rainbow and moonshine. Presently Marilla came briskly in with some of Anne's freshly ironed school aprons.
He is like moonshine in a winter night when a man freezes to death on some lonely mountain top.
'Madness and moonshine,' is then the compressed verdict of the Genius.