Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An Egyptian intoxicating drink prepared from the dibs or honey of dates; a kind of arrack.
“We now gave him stimulants; a teaspoonful of araki that we had bought at Fashooder was administered every ten minutes on a lump of sugar.”
“He was thoroughly accustomed to it, as the traders were in the habit of bringing him presents of araki every season.”
“It appears that Theodore had eaten nothing for four days, supported only by tej and drams of araki.”
“But the non-Muslims wrongly apprehended by the police with Hussein did not protest, and submitted to ten lashings each, perhaps mindful of the Sudanese women's jails full of women incarcerated for minor infringements, for example southern women who were caught brewing araki”
“_tej_ and araki (made from honey) can, however, be purchased in the bazaar.”
“a bottle to put him in a good humor, as he enjoyed nothing so much as araki.”
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