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  • n. A kind of weak perry.

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  • n. A kind of weak perry.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A kind of weak perry.

Etymologies

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See -kin, and compare ciderkin.

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  • A type of weak cider, spec. one obtained by adding water to apple pulp from which the juice has already been pressed and pressing it a second time. (See also ciderkin.)

    Usage: c1791 Encycl. Brit. s.v. Husbandry §238 "The liquor, called cyderkin, purre, or perkin, is made of the murk or gross matter remaining after the cyder is pressed out."

    February 16, 2007