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  • n. Rum (the spirit)

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A great tumult.
  • n. A strong distilled liquor. See the quotation, and rum.


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  • In its 400+ years of production, rum (a contraction of the word "rumbullion" -- meaning strong liquor) has been the single most mixed liquor in the bartending world, second only to vodka in sales.

    Jay Weston: Yo Ho Ho & a Bottle of Rum

  • John Eliot spelled it "rumb," and Josselyn called it plainly "that cussed liquor, Rhum, rumbullion, or kill-devil."

    Customs and Fashions in Old New England


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