Definitions

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  • n. dregs; the wash given to swin or cows; hogwash or waste matter

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Refuse; lees; dregs; the wash given to swine or cows; hogwash; waste matter.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Refuse; lees; dregs; the wash or swill given to swine; specifically, the refuse of malt which has been used in brewing or distilling, given to swine and cows. Also called brewers' grains.

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Examples

  • They combined pot ale - the liquid from copper stills distillery equipment - and the spent grains used to make whisky, also known as draff, to produce butanol.

    NEWS.com.au | Top Stories

  • "GreenSwitch" technology to combine a liquid whisky by-product called "pot ale," solid waste from the original whisky grain -- "draff" -- and woodchip into fuel for the powerstation.

    Fast Company

  • Researchers at Edinburgh Napier University produced a type of fuel called butanol using "pot ale" - the liquid residue from copper stills - and "draff," or leftover grain.

    Whiskey Biofuel Created By Scottish Scientists Can Be Used In Conventional Cars

  • The biofuel uses the two main by-products from the whisky production process - '' pot ale '', the liquid from the copper stills, and '' draff '', the spent grains, as the basis to produce the butanol that can then be used as fuel.

    Telegraph.co.uk: news, business, sport, the Daily Telegraph newspaper, Sunday Telegraph

  • The biofuel uses the two main by-products from the whisky production process - "pot ale", the liquid from the copper stills, and "draff", the spent grains, as the basis to produce the butanol that can then be used as fuel.

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  • University produced a type of fuel called butanol using "pot ale" - the liquid residue from copper stills - and "draff," or leftover grain.

    WTVM - 1- WTVM Home

  • These are "pot ale", the liquid from the copper stills, and the spent grains called "draff", as the base to produce butanol which can then be used as fuel.

    Zee News : India National

  • Edinburgh Napier University have developed a method of producing biofuel from two main by-products of the whisky distilling process - "pot ale", the liquid from the copper stills, and "draff", the spent grains.

    Portland Mercury

  • Using samples from the Glenkinchie Distillery in East Lothian, researchers at Edinburgh Napier University have developed a method of producing biofuel from two main by-products of the whisky distilling process - "pot ale", the liquid from the copper stills, and "draff", the spent grains. waste products are produced by the £4bn whisky industry each year, and the scientists say there is real potential for the biofuel, to be available at local garage forecourts alongside traditional fuels.

    Life and style | guardian.co.uk

  • "draff", as the base to produce butanol which can then be used as fuel.

    canada.com Top Stories

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  • "Worked to the bone, clad in rags, fed on husks and draff, infected by tropical fever, he sank into dumb beastliness. For two years his only consolation was a book, a tattered Geometry, and — picture this — when night fell he would repair to the beach and trace out on the sand Euclid's ideal forms by the pure light of the African moon."

    --The Winner of Sorrow by Brian Lynch, p 99

    July 12, 2009