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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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Moonshining in its real and allied branches has been repeatedly tried in Edmonton and districts since the advent of prohibition in the province.
Hired to disband illegal moonshining operations, some revenuers set off dynamite beneath stills with the intention of blowing them up.
In the first comprehensive history of the hillbilly, Harkins traces this figure back to precursors in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries: literary sources, such as the stock character of the "rural rube," as well as Simon Suggs, Sut Lovingood, and Southwest humor; legends that grew up around historical figures Daniel Boone and, especially, Davy Crockett; the image of the feuding, moonshining Mountaineer propagated by journalists in the later nineteenth century.