Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who pursues a dangerous or illegal trade at night, as a smuggler; specifically, in the southern United States, an illicit distiller. Also called moonlighter.
- n. Someone who makes or distributes moonshine
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Cant, U.S. A person engaged in illicit distilling; -- so called because the work is largely done at night.
- n. someone who makes or sells illegal liquor
- moonshine + -er (Wiktionary)
“Instead of that, the moonshiner was a living interrogation point, everything about him seeming to speak the question that fell from his lips.”
“For various reasons—because they’d been intimidated by moonshiners, or because they resented the bigotry and belligerence of the KKK—these locals marginalized the moonshiner deliberately, insisting that their own company was nothing like that, that the moonshiner was a fringe element.”
“He was not a "moonshiner"; he was my old trout fisherman,”
“BUCK CHEEVER, mountaineer and "moonshiner" in Charles Egbert”
“His popularity increased due to his being upfront and admitted that he learned to drive on the backroads as a "moonshiner".”
“I am still inclined to believe the moonshiner is the girl in disguise. ”
“Under that standard, any person or group who aims to kill local law enforcement (e.g., gang, drug dealer, moonshiner, eco-terrorist) is also waging war against the United States.”
“Think also of the poignant Charity Royall, the daughter of a mountain moonshiner in the novella "Summer.”
“This image evolved over the decades, and the moonshiner became fixed as a corncob-pipe-smoking craftsman filling stoneware jugs with a clear and tasty elixir while keeping an eye out for pesky revenuers.”
“During prohibition, would it have been appropriate for G-men to shoot a unarmed moonshiner?”
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