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Cape smoke

(South African, informal) South African brandy
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  • The only fault he had to find with our heroes was, that they were too moderate in the use of his “cape smoke.”

    The Giraffe Hunters Mayne Reid
  • He took out his flask of cape smoke, and drew a tiny draught from it.

  • I was drunk, though not very; I only had half a bottle of cape smoke.

    Jess H. Rider Haggard
  • A strong glass of cape smoke (as the native spirit is called) and water revived him somewhat.

    A Final Reckoning G. A. Henty
  • Lyle and Brennard took charge of the “cape smoke,” and served out to every man his sopie.

    Jasper Lyle Harriet Ward
  • An odd bottle, or rather an odd dozen, of "cape smoke" found entry at times.

  • His tobacco was of the best quality, and the supply of “cape smoke”—the native peach brandy—was apparently unlimited.

    The Giraffe Hunters Mayne Reid
  • One was the desire of removing the Makololo, now under his sole care, from the temptation of swallowing any more “cape smoke.”

    The Giraffe Hunters Mayne Reid

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