Definitions

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  • noun A strong Haitian spirit, similar to rum, made from cane sugar.

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Examples

  • His other lady teacher, Miss Alviry Sawyer, she was a single-handed maiden lady long'bout wife's age, an 'she didn't have a feature on earth thet a friend would seem to have a right to mention, she not bein' to blame; but she had a way o 'clairin' her th'oat, sort

    Sonny, a Christmas Guest

  • One of them, a stocky shirtless man waving a sloshing plastic cup of clairin -- a clear, highly potent type of rum popular in the city's slums -- clambers onto the roof.

    In Haiti's shattered capital, metal scavengers take to the streets

  • One of them, a stocky shirtless man waving a sloshing plastic cup of clairin -- a clear, highly potent type of rum popular in the city's slums -- clambers onto the roof.

    In Haiti's shattered capital, metal scavengers take to the streets

  • One of them, a stocky shirtless man waving a sloshing plastic cup of clairin -- a clear, highly potent type of rum popular in the city's slums -- clambers onto the roof.

    In Haiti's shattered capital, metal scavengers take to the streets

  • Each person placed clairin, a white, raw sugarcane rum; Bar-bancourt rum; a bottle of strawberry fruit punch; or perfume vials on the altar.

    A Kettle of Vultures

  • Each person placed clairin, a white, raw sugarcane rum; Bar-bancourt rum; a bottle of strawberry fruit punch; or perfume vials on the altar.

    A Kettle of Vultures

  • One of them, a stocky shirtless man waving a sloshing plastic cup of clairin -- a clear, highly potent type of rum popular in the city's slums -- clambers onto the roof.

    In Haiti's shattered capital, metal scavengers take to the streets

  • Each person placed clairin, a white, raw sugarcane rum; Bar-bancourt rum; a bottle of strawberry fruit punch; or perfume vials on the altar.

    A Kettle of Vultures

  • Then, as I knelt, he inverted a bottle of clairin, causing it to bubble in a peculiar manner—a certain sign, I was told, that my desires would be fulfilled.

    The Serpent and the Rainbow

  • LaBonté placed this powder in my protection bottle, adding white sugar, basil leaves, seven drops of rum, seven drops of clairin, and a small amount of cornmeal.

    The Serpent and the Rainbow

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