from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Any kind of drink of poor quality.


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  • I lowered my face to my hands in a belly-wash of sadness and squeezed my eyes to blackness, striving for the dullness my ears had found but brilliant flashes of my old life splashed across the black like a crazy, chopped-up movie running double-fast.

    Magnets of Faith and Knowing

  • If it'll make her happy to not drink, an 'onhappy to drink -- the way I look at it, it's a damned mean man that would pay for his own belly-wash with his wife's happiness!

    Prairie Flowers

  • "They ain't nothin 'to drink but belly-wash in this town," said Andy boyishly.

    The Ridin' Kid from Powder River


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