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mescal

1. a spineless globe-shaped cactus, Lophophora williamsii, of Mexico and the southwestern US Its button-like tubercles (mescal buttons) contain mescaline and are chewed by certain Indian tribes for their hallucinogenic effects
2. a colourless alcoholic spirit distilled from the fermented juice of certain agave plants
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Words include jacal and jacales, mescal, chivo, lavandera, frijoles, alma, caballo, caballero, tule, and many others.
Mescal was arrested at Antwerp in Belgium and extradited to Italy.
The previous day's celebration began with a lengthy patriotic speech by Davy Crockett at noon, and continued well into the evening, as Texians--their spirits buoyed by a string of victories over the Mexican army--feasted on tamales washed down with skull-splitting mescal, and diverted themselves with dancing, horse races, and cockfights.
He held a glass of Martian blue mescal, clearly not his first.
Conjuring familiar reference points such as Waits and Beefheart, it's hard not to be engulfed by the clattering Slow Waltzing Daddy where Thomas's spoken delivery sounds like he's impersonating David Byrne in mid nervous breakdown, the mescal juiced delirium that is The Fevered Dream of Hernado DeSoto, or the driving rockabilly of 333 where the treated psychocrooner vocals plays like a wired Leon Redbone.
At each stop visitors break pan de muerto--bread of the dead--with their hosts and drink hot chocolate and mescal, a potent drink made from the agave plant.
They return to what passes for civilization, get loaded on mescal in a Japanese-style airport sleep cubicle and return to Montreal.
In parts of the Sierra Madre, the bat-pollinators are threatened by competition from human bootleggers, who have been overharvesting century plants to make the alcoholic beverage mescal.
Mexicans first put a grub into bottles of a fiery spirit called mescal to prove its purity - if it was watered down, the grub would rot.
Apaches in the desert Southwest roasted mescal, a spineless cactus, to make a highly nutritious dessert.
The downside is that dividend returns have been flat, says Robert Mescal, a research analyst at the Institute for Econometric Research in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Methods for the identification of the leaf fibers of mescal (Agave), yucca (Yucca), beargrass (Nolina), and sotol (Dasylirion).