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- n. A distilled beverage with a high alcohol content. Examples include brandy, whiskey and vodka.
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- n. an alcoholic beverage that is distilled rather than fermented
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I stared hack, stricken, and he asked: "What do you know of John Brown?" that he's a hairy impertinent lout who can hold more hard liquor than a distillery, was my immediate thought, for the only John Brown I knew was a young ghillie who'd had to be carried home on a hurdle the day I'd gone on that ghastly deer-stalk with Prince Albert at Balmoral, when Ignatieff had come within an ace of filling me with buckshot.
According to one of the largest studies on alcohol and breast cancer, published in February 1998 in the Journal of the American Medical Association JAMA, the alcohol equivalent of two to four shots of hard liquor per day increased breast cancer risk by 41 percent.