Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A native drink made by soaking pieces of cassava-bread in water, boiling, and allowing the liquid to ferment for several days. Originally the bread was chewed before boiling.
“One of the men was scarcely able to walk, after the punishment; but, in general, after a few lashes they drank paiwari, and returned to the main body of dancers, from which fresh couples were continually falling out to test each other's mettle.”
“Two large tubs of paiwari -- an intoxicating liquor -- had also been prepared.”
“From the former they make the intoxicating paiwari -- the cause of many savage murders among them.”
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