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  • He was too big to fit into the tail turret easily and Moore liked to drink hard Kentucky 'likker'.

    OUR CREW

  • Bragg brings his grandfather fully to life, not by turning him into a saint but by revealing his faultshis proclivity for fighting and love of "likker" as well as all those qualities that brought hundreds of people to his funeral and could still bring tears to the eyes of his family members forty years after his death.

    Ava's Man by Rick Bragg: Questions

  • Marster had a barrel of 'likker' put by an 'the Yankees knocked the head in an' filled their canteens.

    Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves, North Carolina Narratives, Part 1

  • They drank of a keg which the master of the post had hidden in his lodge, back of his blankets; drank again of high wines diluted but uncolored -- the "likker" of the fur trade.

    The Covered Wagon

  • Before his arrest, he'd been working with white corn liquor (or "likker") if you prefer.

    News

  • Sutton was one of the last of his kind: an unrepentant Appalachian moonshiner with a reputation for great "likker" and a penchant for pissing off the authorities (That's the tombstone he got for himself on the right).

    Reason Magazine - All Reason Articles from the Past Year: Page 1

  • ..any truth to the rumor that jolene's also got a' tat well below her belly button that sez "likker" ?

    BSNYC Morbid Death Quiz! (Formerly the "Friday Fun Quiz")

  • Aquavit in The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, brandy in Bell, Book, and Candle, "likker" straight from the jug in How the West Was Won.

    Futures Imperfect

  • * Pomegranate - I know it's last year's totally in thing and thus now way out doubtless, but Costco was carrying this stuff (which my kids would call 'likker' even though I point out there's a DIFFERENCE guys and it's something to do with syllabic emphasis and more money and stuff) and it was in such a gorgeous bottle I bought it even though I generally don't buy lickHER since it's too sweet - but hey, turns out that pomegranate is very, very tasty.

    Woulda Coulda Shoulda

  • For luck and good fortune, you simply must have black-eyed peas and greens on the first day of the year; oh, and don't forget the cornbread to soak up the "pot likker" -- the liquid the greens are cooked in.

    Neil Zevnik: Forget The Gold -- Go For The Greens!

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