from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An obsolete variant of mabby.
  • n. The liquid or juice expressed from apples or peaches, for distillation in the manufacture of apple- or peach-brandy.
  • n. The liquor made from such juice, a kind of rum. See mobee.


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  • Usage on perry, where it says it was brewed from pears, and also:

    "William Cabell's Amherst County, Virginia plantation fermented 3,000 gallons of cider and fifty hogsheads (at least 2,400 gallons) of peach mobby annually."

    —Sarah Hand Meacham, Every Home a Distillery: Alcohol, Gender, and Technology in the Colonial Chesapeake (Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2009), 50

    June 6, 2010

  • An alcoholic drink made from sweet potatoes.

    July 31, 2007