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Synonyms for moonshiner

someone who makes or sells illegal liquor

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Because moonshiners are becoming increasingly sophisticated, the process of finding and destroying their operations can be a long and involved one.
The apparatus may be too simple and ugly for a moonshiner to admire, but we love her still.
For example, lawyers pressure Temple Drake, an Ole Miss debutante, to accuse Lee Goodwin, a moonshiner, of raping her in order to corroborate evidence that Lee murdered his laborer.
Inspired by the Appalachian legend of 19th century moonshiner Buck O'Hairen, who once sold a “morning fixer” called Sunshine from a traveling wagon, Sunshine Beverages, LLC was formed in late 2012 by a group of entrepreneurs in Winston-Salem.
Although where I grew up borders the area where "Minnesota 13," an illegal corn liquor that was widely consumed in speakeasies during the Prohibition era, was made, I didn't learn that getaway driving move from a former moonshiner or moonshiner's kid.
Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta offered the Appalachian Moonshiner, $12, created with local peaches, pecans, honey from their own beehive, bacon and moonshine served up in a Mason jar.
The stereotypical impression of a person who produces moonshine - a moonshiner - is that of a back-country mountain man with a hole in his hat and a gun strapped to his back tending to his illegal still under the cover of darkness.
So Lyle takes to hanging out with the wily old camp moonshiner and blowing jazz on his sax, while older brother Lane ("Fast and Furious 3: Tokyo Drift's" Leonardo Nam) eventually signs up with the 442nd.
Another was having to surrender himself to the strange world of Willie Nelson in order to persuade the singer to play whiskery old moonshiner Uncle Jesse.
One Monaghan moonshiner said yesterday: "If we don't get licences we will take the Irish Government to the European court.
Like the miner, the moonshiner in one tale "was full of pride and hardheaded;" "he believed that he dominated the mountain;" he was "young and robust.
It was a comic thing," Baxter explained; the one-time victim of murderous Indians had become "the silly old moonshiner, snoozing while his jugs popped their corks.
Musicians, bands and dance crews involved include Latyrx, Jeramiah Red, Isosine, Moonshiner Collective, Kadillak Kaz, Emphatic, The Hush Sound, Qwel & Maker, Iconic Boyz, T.
Save for the possibility that here and there a little red liquor may be procured through the physician's description and drug store route, there seems no other way of securing any save through the moonshiner or by attempting home brew.