Adam's ale


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Adam's ale

A jocular term for water, based on the strong likelihood that Adam hadn't discovered anything stronger (and they call the Garden of Eden a paradise?). Apparently no fans of alliterations, Scots used to refer to water as “Adam's beer.”
See also: ale
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