from The Century Dictionary.
- noun Rum in which wild cherries have been steeped.
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"He hemmed and hawed a while, but he was dry, and I shook the cherry-rum jug at him, figuratively speaking, so finally he give in.
"Well, that kind of upset him, and he took some cherry-rum to grease his memory.
"He looked at me mighty solemn -- cherry-rum solemn.