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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A term used in taverns or beer-shops to denote a beverage composed of remnants of various liquors mixed together.

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  • (pl. noun) - (1) The leavings of saloon glasses, poured together and sold cheap.

    --Mitford Mathews' Dictionary of Americanisms, 1956

    (2) A slang term designating the drippings of glasses in saloons, collected and sold at half-price to drinkers who are not overly particular.

    --Sylva Clapin's Dictionary of Americanisms, 1902

    January 16, 2018