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Definition of Whisky
WhiskyWhisky Whis"ky, Whiskey Whis"key, n. [Ir. or Gael. uisge
water (perhaps akin to E. wash, water) in uisgebeatha
whiskey, properly, water of life. Cf. Usquebaugh.]
An intoxicating liquor distilled from grain, potatoes, etc.,
especially in Scotland, Ireland, and the United States. In
the United States, whisky is generally distilled from maize,
rye, or wheat, but in Scotland and Ireland it is often made
from malted barley.
Bourbon whisky, corn whisky made in Bourbon County,
Crooked whisky. See under Crooked.
Whisky Jack (Zo["o]l.), the Canada jay (Perisoreus
Canadensis). It is noted for its fearless and familiar
habits when it frequents the camps of lumbermen in the
winter season. Its color is dull grayish blue, lighter
beneath. Called also moose bird. WhiskyWhiskey Whis"key, Whisky Whis"ky, n.; pl. Whiskeysor
Whiskies. [See Whisk, v. t. & n.]
A light carriage built for rapid motion; -- called also
Whisky Whisky, or Whiskey Ring Whiskey, Ring . (U. S. Hist.)
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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