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Whisʹky

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Contraeted from the Gaelic ooshk-ʹa-pai (water of health). Usquebaugh, Irish uisge-ʹa-bagh (wator of life); eau de vie, French (water of life).

L.L. whisky. (See L.L. Whisky.)

Whisky, drink divine (the song) was by OʹLeary, not by John Sheehan.

⁂ As a pretty general rule the Scotch word is whiskey, and the Irish word whisky, without the e.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Whetstone of Witte (The)
Whig
Whiggism
Whip (A)
Whip
Whip-dog Day
Whip with Six Strings (The)
Whipping Boy
Whiskers
Whisky
Whisky-drinker
Whist
Whistle (noun)
Whistle (verb)
Whistle Down the Wind (To)
Whistle for the Wind
White
White Bird (The)
White Brethren or White-clad Brethren
White Caps

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