firewater

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firewater

slang Strong alcohol, usually whiskey. I can't drink any more of that firewater, I don't want to be hung over tomorrow!
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firewater

n. whiskey. (From cowboy and Indian talk.) This firewater leaves a lot to be desired.
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But that can't be, or else in his one case our old Mogul's fire-waters are somewhat long in working.