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arrack

(âr`ək), strong spirits distilled chiefly in Asia from fermented fruits, grains, or sugarcane. In the 19th cent., Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) became quite noted for palm toddy arrack and in modern times, Indonesia makes the best arrack. Other names for arrack are rack, raki, and arak.
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In the Anbar town of Baghdadi 35 miles (56 km) southeast of Haditha Dam, Mayor Naji Arrak warned by telephone: "Baghdadi town has been surrounded by the Islamic State fighters since four days and despite appeals to military commanders in Anbar to intervene, we heard nothing.
In Jaffna, a pokey and dirty bar sells beer in big bottles, cigarettes are stubbed underfoot, glasses are swirled in basins and arrak flows freely.
Having graduated from the Nederlandse Film & Televisie Academic in Amsterdam, he directed three shorts: Noura (2000), Arrak (2001) and Nolocha (2002) which were selected in Amsterdam, Fespaco, Rotterdam, Utrecht, Edinburgh and Stockholm.