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missanthropist commented on the word six-water crog
A sea~term for the weakest grog possible~ six portions of water to each rum~ hardly enough spirit to swear by.
J.C. Hotten, Slang Dictionary, 1887
Given as punishment for neglect or drunkenness, instead of the usual four~water, which is one part rum, four parts water, lime~juice and sugar.
Admiral William Smith, Sailor's Word~Book, 1867
February 4, 2009
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