from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A pleasant and sharp beverage, made by infusing mint or sage in buttermilk-whey.
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The _bigg_ was chiefly made into malt, and each family brewed its own ale; during the hay harvest the women drank a pleasant sharp beverage, made by infusing mint or sage buttermilk in whey, and hence called _whey-whig_.
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