Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Among the Apaches and kindred Indians, an intoxicating distilled liquor similar to the Mexican mescal, said to be made from the yucca or Spanishbayonet.

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Examples

  • They'd been brisk and disciplined enough in action, but now they'd been at the tizwin and cactus juice, and the true beastliness was on the surface as they waited eager for their sport.

    Isabelle

  • Gallantin had further calculated that after their successful attack on the hacienda, they would return to camp, there to whoop it up in celebration and gorge and booze on tizwin and cactus-juice, and keep the girls in stitches with accounts of how their flayed victims had wriggled over the fires.

    Isabelle

  • Mangas punished the tizwin something fearful, and presently, when the others had toppled sideways or were hiccoughing against each other telling obscene Apache stories, he jerked his head at me, collared a flask, and led the way, stumbling and cursing freely, to the old ruined fort.

    Isabelle

  • The morning after Mangas's tizwin party I was rousted out at dawn by a foul-tempered Yawner, who took me miles off into the hills, both with our heads splitting, to prepare for my honeymoon.

    Isabelle

  • And Grattan Nugent-Hare stood forth, a trifle unsteady on his feet, flushed with tizwin, and a triumphant sneer on his face as he reached for the girl.

    Isabelle

  • “We all drank tizwin last night,” bragged Chihuahua.

    Once They Moved Like the Wind

  • Chihuahua repeated the old arguments that his men had the right to brew all the tizwin they wanted and to beat their misbehaving wives.

    Once They Moved Like the Wind

  • The tizwin, or corn beer, which Apaches had always made was strictly prohibited: Clum personally led midnight raids on back-country stills, dumping the kettles of tizwin on the ground and seizing the “moonshiners,” who served fifteen days in jail for each infraction.

    Once They Moved Like the Wind

  • Six weeks after arriving in Arizona, he called a conference of more than four hundred Apaches at San Carlos, where he announced his new rules: brass identification tags and a daily head count once more; official papers without which the Indians could not travel off the reservation; the banning of the manufacture of tizwin.

    Once They Moved Like the Wind

  • One day Mickey Free and the woman spy informed Davis that as he had hunted turkey the day before, Kaytennae, in the midst of a tizwin spree, had lain in ambush for Davis.

    Once They Moved Like the Wind

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