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  4  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Whisky  \Whis"ky\,  Whiskey  \Whis"key\,  n.  [Ir.  or  Gael.  uisge 
  water  (perhaps  akin  to  E.  wash,  water)  in  uisgebeatha 
  whiskey,  properly,  water  of  life.  Cf  {Usquebaugh}.] 
  An  intoxicating  liquor  distilled  from  grain,  potatoes,  etc., 
  especially  in  Scotland,  Ireland,  and  the  United  States.  In 
  the  United  States,  whisky  is  generally  distilled  from  maize, 
  rye,  or  wheat,  but  in  Scotland  and  Ireland  it  is  often  made 
  from  malted  barley. 
  {Bourbon  whisky},  corn  whisky  made  in  Bourbon  County, 
  {Crooked  whisky}.  See  under  {Crooked}. 
  {Whisky  Jack}  (Zo["o]l.),  the  Canada  jay  ({Perisoreus 
  Canadensis}).  It  is  noted  for  its  fearless  and  familiar 
  habits  when  it  frequents  the  camps  of  lumbermen  in  the 
  winter  season.  Its  color  is  dull  grayish  blue,  lighter 
  beneath.  Called  also  {moose  bird}. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Whiskey  \Whis"key\,  Whisky  \Whis"ky\,  n.;  pl  {Whiskeys}or 
  {Whiskies}.  [See  {Whisk},  v.  t.  &  n.] 
  A  light  carriage  built  for  rapid  motion;  --  called  also 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Whisky  \Whisky\,  or  Whiskey  Ring  \Whiskey,  Ring\  .  (U.  S.  Hist.) 
  A  conspiracy  of  distillers  and  government  officials  during 
  the  administration  of  President  Grant  to  defraud  the 
  government  of  the  excise  taxes.  The  frauds  were  detected  in 
  1875  through  the  efforts  of  the  Secretary  of  the  Treasury.  B. 
  H.  Bristow,  and  most  of  the  offenders  were  convicted. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  :  made  from  fermented  mash  of  grain  [syn:  {whiskey}] 

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