from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An acid.
- n. Distilled or ardent spirits; intoxicating liquor.
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On board his vessel, one day, Captain Teach, just combing upon strong-water, summoned his crew.
'Change, at noon, in my way observing my mistake yesterday in Mark Lane, that the woman I saw was not the pretty woman I meant, the line-maker's wife, but a new-married woman, very pretty, a strong-water seller: and in going by, to my content, I find that the very pretty daughter at the
A little comfort from a mistress, before a man is going to give himself in marriage, is as good as a lusty dose of strong-water to a dying malefactor: it takes away the sense of hell and hanging from him.