Definitions

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  • n. Alternative spelling of kvass.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A thin, sour beer, made by pouring warm water on rye or barley meal and letting it ferment, -- much used by the Russians. Called also kvass.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • A Middle English form of quash.
  • n. Same as kvass.

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Examples

  • But first of all, there was to be a meeting of the chiefs with Niblack, and a drowning of all enmities in quass.

    The Death of Ligoun

  • Russians it was who showed us the way of making quass, for so my father told me, — my father, who got it from his father before him.

    THE DEATH OF LIGOUN

  • To not say that the quass was good were insult; to spit forth upon the ground were worse than insult.

    THE DEATH OF LIGOUN

  • In the middle was the barrel of quass, and by it a slave to serve the drink.

    THE DEATH OF LIGOUN

  • And each spoke friendly words and said that the quass was good, till all had drunk.

    THE DEATH OF LIGOUN

  • But to this quass had Niblack added many things, such as sugar, flour, dried apples, and hops, so that it was a man's drink, strong and good.

    THE DEATH OF LIGOUN

  • Then he gave a sign, and the slave dipped a gourd full of quass and passed it to Ligoun, as was fit, for his was the highest rank.

    THE DEATH OF LIGOUN

  • He had kind speech for the many tribes, noted the greatness of Niblack to give such a feast, counselled for peace as was his custom, and at the end said that the quass was very good.

    THE DEATH OF LIGOUN

  • This quass-feast was for the chiefs, and the chiefs only, and there was

    THE DEATH OF LIGOUN

  • The first thing I did was to spit into his jug of quass [a sour drink made from rye], which made him sick at his stomach.

    Ivan the Fool

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