from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A non-alcoholic, sweetened, and variously flavored beverage containing carbon dioxid, sold in bottles: so named from the explosive noise produced by the opening of the bottle.
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There are reliable accounts of Circassian boys who at the age of ten years have gone to the wars, as unable to eat or sleep on the approach of the enemy as in occidental countries are the rustic lads on the eve of a muster of the county militia, at which in addition to the show of red-coats and cocked hats there will be cakes, pop-beer, tumbling, and monkeys.
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