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Faints

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(n.pl.) The impure spirit which comes over first and last in the distillation of whisky; - the former being called the strong faints, and the latter, which is much more abundant, the weak faints. This crude spirit is much impregnated with fusel oil.


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Webster, Noah. Entry for 'Faints'. Noah Webster's American Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/web/f/faints.html. 1828.

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