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Synonyms for arrack

any of various strong liquors distilled from the fermented sap of toddy palms or from fermented molasses

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It's time to take Ceylon Arrack to the world," said Amal de Silva Wijeyeratna, CEO of Rockland Distilleries, the family-owned business that has been making the spirit since 1924.
The mukkuvars (fishermen) and arrack sellers also resided near the seashore.
In peacetime, he was a chancer and a womaniser, familiar with the brothels of British India, who carried with him a terrible thirst for arrack, a locally concocted spirit, popularly known as "billy-stink", which enraged its drinkers.
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).
The problem is that the Navy and the Air Force focus on airborne electronic arrack, which is not as useful for Army operations, Buckhout says.
Because many of the member journals are nationally based, some of the articles in the collection reflect particular national experiences and provide strong accounts of activism at that level (for example, Terisa Turner and Leigh Brownhill on women taking on the oil companies in Nigeria; Khan on the women's movement in Pakistan; Rekka Pande on the struggle against arrack, a kind of liquor, in India).
For example, this book includes an article about women's efforts to stop the manufacture and consumption of arrack (a local alcoholic brew) in rural Andhra Pradesh, India, and to stop the male violence against women which was its byproduct.
The arrack they buy from the illegal distillers costs four rupees a glass;
In Woolf in Ceylon: An Imperial Journey in the Shadow of Leonard Woolf, 1904-1911, author Christopher Ondaatje writes of travelling south along the west coast of that island state from Colombo to Galle, and I remember driving the same route, looking out at the fishers on stilts in the Indian Ocean, and up at the toddy-tappers dancing on ropes strung between palm trees, so marvellous we stopped to sample the toddy that would later be distilled into harsh-tasting arrack.
But Atkins described the circumstances under which Raven, master of the Britannia, had obtained his cargo and noted that 'the Private trade consists of Arrack 164 Gall.
Readers cut ebony, helm a ship, brew arrack, grow sugar, run a chain gang of prisoners across snowy Europe, and travel among the lilies, lions, and hippos into an Africa entirely unfamiliar to Europeans.
In return, Syria would phase out duties on drinks including alcoholic aromatic bitters over three years, arrack over six years, brandies, whisky, rum, taffia, gin, vodka, liqueurs, cordials, cherry spirit, calvados, Tequila, beer, Vermouth and other flavoured wines over 12 years.
It was whatever was produced locally: in the Mediterranean it was brandy, in the East Indies it was arrack and in the West Indies it was rum.