Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Illicit distilling.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Slang or Colloq., U. S. Illicit distilling.

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  • noun informal, US Illicit production and distribution of liquor.

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Examples

  • "Your moonshining is a violation of the law," [the judge] told Sutton.

    Sentencing Law and Policy

  • "Your moonshining is a violation of the law," Greer told Sutton.

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  • On the whole it has worked well in the South though "moonshining" is undoubtedly increasing.

    The New South A Chronicle of Social and Industrial Evolution

  • Von Rittenheim, who had not been able to follow the colloquialisms, frowned at "moonshining," which rang out for his ears above all else.

    A Tar-Heel Baron

  • Beginning as a deputy marshal in the "moonshining" districts of Kentucky and Tennessee, he had shifted first to the Secret Service, and later to the more highly specialized ranks of the private agencies.

    The Price

  • They are a "rough lot," and need very much the attention of the poet and the novelist, who might (if they shut their eyes) make this season as romantic as vintage-time on the Rhine, or "moonshining" on the Southern mountains.

    Their Pilgrimage

  • He said he felt a special connection to Dillinger because his own grandfather was pushed into illegal activities - "moonshining," or brewing illegal liquor - to make a living in Kentucky during the Depression.

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  • He said he felt a special connection to Dillinger because his own grandfather was pushed into illegal activities - "moonshining", or brewing illegal liquor - to make a living in Kentucky during the Depression.

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  • If Christ had come of age during the Bush years, Rove would have had him arrested for moonshining.

    Think Progress » ThinkFast: March 30, 2010

  • According to one of Popcorn Sutton's videos, he's gotten in trouble for moonshining before — in 1974, and again in 1998.

    'Chasing the White Dog'

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