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

  • But they drank oceans of tea and coffee, and heady, 100-proof arrack distilled from citrus fruits and sugar-beet molasses.
  • Even today the discreet British Statesman's Year Book is obliged to list opium, gambling and arrack (strong spirits) as leading sources of revenue of the House of Brooke in Sarawak.
  • Atlantis turns out to be populated by a carefree tribe whose principal activities are beating the tom-tom, drinking large quantities of a potent juice called arrack, and ogling the .

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