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moonshine

1. another word for moonlight
2. US and Canadian illegally distilled or smuggled whisky or other spirit
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He is called a moonshiner because it is supposed that he engages in his illicit traffic on moonlight nights when there is enough light to make work easy and enough darkness to make him secure"
74) In 1917, despite their losses in confrontations with the smugglers, the company's security force succeeded in capturing sixty-three moonshiners and in 1918, seventy-three.
It turned out this had already been figured out by illiterate moonshiners.
The ban on home distillation incentivizes moonshiners to create the strongest, cheapest product.
The DCO told that four moonshiners, whom the liquor was procured from, were arrested during raids.
After being strapped into our harnesses we trekked up the side of the mountain past hideaways used by moonshiners to brew their illegal liquor in years gone by.
So it proves with his soundtrack to John Hillcoat's new movie Lawless, a film about moonshiners and gangsters in Prohibition-era America.
Issues examined blend food with race, gender, class and power struggles with subjects ranging from the lives of moonshiners to tomato club participants.
The urbanization of Memphis not only puts moonshiners like Goodwin to work in the outskirts of Jefferson making illegal alcohol that bootleggers like Popeye can sell in Memphis, but also provides alternatives for rural black Mississippians who wished to escape, as Ruby put it, "somewhere [they were] afraid to stay" (215).
4) Rumrunners, Moonshiners, and Bootleggers, The History Channel (History Alive), A&E Television Networks, New York, 2007.
Our final stop was at the picturesque Glengoyne ("Valley of the Geese") Distillery, beneath a waterfall where, in times past, moonshiners had operated their illicit stills away from the prying eyes of excisemen.
The initial concern over the "bastard" begins when two crooked "big city" moonshiners, Mr.