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  • n. Alternative spelling of koumiss.

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  • n. an alcoholic beverage made from fermented mare's milk; made originally by nomads of central Asia


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  • Some scientists think that yoghurt's predecessor was a fermented milk drink called "kumis".

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  • p = Product&pid = 57 calling kumis alcohol mixed with horse milk is a bit of insult, there's no mixing with alcohol, it gets there naturally, as in bear for example.

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  • They also make yogurt, kumis and gallons of arequipe there.

    The Cheese Run « Unknowing

  • They make the popular, mild doble crema cheese, plus yogurt and kumis, and they also bag milk (milk is mostly sold in bags here).

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  • The friendly proprietor gave us all yogurt or kumis (something that to me tastes much like yogurt) and we thanked him and departed.

    The Cheese Run « Unknowing

  • A Tatar tribesman tried it that second night — ferocious, drunk on kumis and dangerous with it.

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  • It was Rushad himself who would bring the opium tincture to the festal hall, late in the proceedings, and see it dispersed among the myriad pitchers of beer and kumis.

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  • The 'strengthening kumis', the ambrosia of the Yakut gods, does not run dry in the wooden vessels, for luxuriant grass covers the ground, and cows and mares give abundant milk.

    Selected Polish Tales

  • Owing to this consideration I was always offered the best milk and kumis, and when the old woman handed me a jug she carefully wiped it with her fingers first, or removed every trace of dirt with her tongue.

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  • One day when I called in passing to drink my kumis, I found the

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