from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See alcohol, 1.
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Earth, Wind and Fire albums, full of a novel fusion of the falsetto harmonies of the Four Seasons with the fabulous funk of the Famous Flames, were as common as grain-alcohol punch at late-'70s dance parties.
From there, when I went to college, Washington and Lee, the school did four grain-alcohol/pig roasts a year, and I was on the pig roast committee.
According to press reports, many had been paid to attend or threatened with dismissal from their jobs if they did not; they were bused to Moscow in vehicles owned by state-owned companies and treated to potent grain-alcohol libations.
Although Bush, Congress and most Midwest politicians champion corn ethanol, some economists, scientists and even a few farmers benefiting from the grain-alcohol push oppose the ethanol surge for a variety of reasons.